The series called “Going to the mat” was inspired by one of my favorite directors, Werner Herzog, who once said inflammatory remarks about yoga in an interview for CQ when he stated “There should be a holy war against yoga.”
The first thing that came into my mind when I heard him, without trying to comprehend what he meant first, was:
What if my toy soldiers were doing yoga poses?
After reading his explanation, as the great mind he is, it made complete sense!
A new theme for the ToyBox collection series was born…
The title of each piece is “Going to the Mat “ + a number + the name of the yoga pose.
“Going to the mat” is an expression that means to struggle or fight until either victorious or defeated.
Aren’t we all fighting everyday a battle, small or big, we hope to win?
Aren’t we all looking to find ways to live a more meaningful and spiritual life?
Materials: Wood , Plexiglas, Plastic soldiers, LED lights
Size: 21”x 21”x 4”/ 53 cms x 53 cms x 10cms ( custom sizes available/ DM)
Limited Edtion: 10 + 2 AP (2/10)