MJ Talbot, ‘Ariadne’, Robin Rile Fine Art

This stunning sculpture was inspired by the Greek Goddess Ariadne, said by the ancient Celts to have spun the universe from the primordial darkness the way a spider spins her web. In Greek mythology she was said to have danced the spiral dance to the center of the Labyrinth where the monster lies in wait, while weaving her thread of magic. Talbot has fused both mythological concepts to create this beautiful bewitching creature. She represents that inner self we all seek in our path to enlightenment, coming to terms with our darker selves and facing our “monsters” within.