This is a newly finished commissioned gate for one the gardens of some dear friends.
It forms a protective amulet for their bees,and the other butterflies and hummingbirds that are attracted to their strategic plantings.
The eye of Horus was actually not a human eye,but rather the eye of a falcon since he was the falcon headed god.
This Egyptian decorative motif is made up of 6 parts and each part relates to one of the 6 senses.The six parts also relate individually to 6 fractions starting with 1/2,1/4,1/8th,1/16th,1/32nd,and 1/64th.The ancients taught fractions to their children with this mnemonic device of associated senses and shapes.
The whole thing is made from scrap steel.
The bottom 15 inches will be set in concrete and the "wings" will help secure fencing attached to both sides.
I'm hoping they'll give me some of their honey.
This image is a bit misleading because it's a lot bigger than it appears.I shot this photo down at my studio from my deck.That cross bar on top is almost 10 feet wide.
Eye of Horus Gate: Nothing high brow here just a (large)garden gate made from scrap in my studio.