This sculpture is about the greatest quest that a man or woman can take.
My sculpture is about a persons life journey to gather all of the shattered pieces of their true self. PTSD is the name given to a person who's had an event or series of events in their life, which had been like a hammer blow smashing their psyche / true self. The smashing causes them to break into separate pieces often called multiple personality disorder (now known as Associative Identity Disorder). If all the personalities are added together; they are what I call, your true self.
Having five or ten different personalities is really not a problem. If they all know each other and work together and are obvious to their owner; a person can communicate with all their different parts successfully. Each of these shattered parts has a different aspect of the true self. If all under the control of the one person the conscious self, then it could be a good life.
But, if a person has a part (also known by therapist as an alter) or more than one part that they don't know of, a part of them selves that is a stranger to their conscious mind or to their ego, then that can be and often is a very big problem for them self and others. Therefor if the parts are not all known as ones self, then that unknown part will be in control of some aspects of that individuals life. The true self is then the slave of this small part rather then the master of the total self's destiny. A single dark part will take over control of the individual's life, without that individual understanding maybe even remembering that they did something while that small part was in control.
Say a small part (or alter) is named M; then M has a major control over the life of the entire person. The person unfortunately doesn't know what M is done and is no longer in control of the direction of their own life.
My sculptures about the courage it takes to make the quest to discover, knowledge of all the broken parts, and gather all the of the parts unto one total self.
I have a very appropriate name rolling around inside of my mind for this sculpture, but sadly I cannot stop it from rolling. I am asking all of my friends, for their opinions on what the name of this finish sculpture would be. There'll be definitely be two more elements to this piece of art, perhaps three.
I will not elaborate as to what they are, simply because I don't want a repeat of somebody stealing my concept then taking my idea to a completion of their own based on my creation. Something that has happened too often in my past as plagiarists completes theirs, before I complete my own. I do feel I've given enough information at this point for other people such as you to give me back feedback as to what I should title this piece. I do value the input from all of you and your opinions may help berth this unborn art.