signed and dated 1974 (right)
11" x 7" x 7" (28 cm x 18 cm 18 cm)
Abueva looks to ancient traditions and the pop Zeitgeist of the period to create an iconic image that incorporates subtle allusions of syncretist modernity. By syncretism, we mean the amalgamation of different religions, cultures, or schools of thought.
Through the decades, Abueva’s work progressed in maturity with a rare blend of wit and imagination—qualities that spring from an artistic individualism that would pursue his art without inhibition or self-consciousness.
Abueva’s modern interpretation of mysticism reflects over time that the proliferation of great numbers of cultural cum spiritual belief systems are reflected in the meritorious repetition of this singular squatting image.