142. Votivity. His search for the elemental--and the therapeutically guileless--had led him first to sculpt a rabbit. He was grateful for the peace the little bronze creature had brought him and, as a result, he then wanted to mold a genuinely votive object, as an expression of the indebtedness he felt. The result was an exceedingly raw, rather primitive figure, an ur-man lying on his back, legs drawn up--a figure half in the throes of birth and half given over to the rigidity of death.

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