Mask of Ra Descending

The cycle of Ra


The sun disk; the rising sun and the rebirth of an era, named Ra is the originator of the ancient Egyptian pantheon. Fascinated by this mythology Rembrandt Jordan created three objects that may be appreciated in their own right, but are conceived from the outset as an ensemble of elements constantly in motion, like the cycle of life. The three related pieces are part of a family of related forms: Ra Rising, the Mask of the descending Ra and Liquid Copper.

The mask of the descending RA (2020)

Its common knowledge that looks may be deceiving. This concave surface of brass is polished into a mirror, yet it reflects the image of the onlooker in a distorted version of reality. On the positive side, favored by the Greek philosopher Plato, any reflection may disguise a thing of fundamental importance. The world of forms and ideas is linked to universal knowledge, always defying time. And first impressions.

Material - brass
Dimensions - h: 397cm
Year - 2020