5/30/2016 8:53:41 PM
Minerva was the Roman goddess of wisdom, medicine, commerce, handicrafts, poetry, the arts in general, and later, war. In many ways similar to the Greek goddess Athena, she had important temples in Rome and was patron of the Quinquatras festival.
Her influence of handicraft is evident here. The work is a truly magnificent piece of weaving.
The goddess also became associated with victory, as illustrated by Pompey's dedication of a temple to the goddess following his successful campaigns in the east.
Marc’s auditory victory is clearly displayed but not in a boastful way. The way that a craftsman shows a completed work that on close inspection reveals its true intricacy.
Originally, Minerva was an Italian goddess of handicrafts closely associated to the Greek goddess Athena. The scholarly consensus, however, is that Minerva was indigenous, passing to the Romans from the Etruscan goddess Menrva, and that her name derives from meminisse, meaning 'to remember'.
Marc leaves us with something to remember. A taste which stays at the tip of your tongue but you just can’t quite place it. It’s like that pie you had last week where you want to have another piece because it’s too hard to resist.
Two Silo Complex,