Bidden or not Bidden God is Present
Wild Goose Studio
Bronze gifts from Ireland. Hand cast in Kinsale, Co. Cork.
Q. How are the Studio's designs made?
A. All our work is handmade by skilled craft-workers using a cold cast method. Each piece has a shell of pure cast iron or bronze backed by a resin and ceramic core. Any variations in finish are part of its appeal.
Bidden or not Bidden
Kinsale, Co. Cork
"Bidden or not bidden,
God is Present"
8.5" x 7" Bronze ready to hang.
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Explanation on back reads:
The Wild Goose Studio
VOCATUS - ATQUE - NON - VOCATUS - DEUS - ADERIT
Carl Jung, the eminent psychologist, 1875-1961, had this carved, in Latin, over the front door of his house in Zurich. This was to remind those entering that
"Awe of the Lord is the beginning of Wisdom" Psalm 111.10
The words are said to originate from the reply given by the Delphic Oracle to the Spartans when they were planning a war against Athens. "Yes the Gods will be present, but in what form and to what purpose?"
Jung came across this when, as a student of 19 years, he was studying a Latin collection of analects, or jottings, by Erasmus, the Renaissance scholar and humanist. It is also carved on Jung's tombstone.
Labels on the back
Labels on the back of each piece give detailed information on its origin and its significance in myth and symbol.
A part of history.. a part of us.. the root of the creations
Since its foundation in 1969, Wild Goose Studio has sought its inspiration in Ireland's history, poetry and mythology.
From the beginning, a group of skilled craft-workers in Kinsale, Co. Cork has maintained the tradition of high quality as the range of images has grown. The early experimental spirit of Brian Scott-McCarthy and Kathleen Smyth remains to this day as Wild Goose broadens its horizons and expands its offering of award-winning gifts for friends, family and for you.