Nelson Carrilho: Door het doel geraakt voor Camini
Update November 2022: an update of our last interview with Nelson Carrilho about the Olympic thought of the sculpture ‘Door het doel geraakt voor Camini‘.This sculpture, representing an archer, was made in 2003 and commissioned for the 2004 Summer Olympics in Greece by the NOC*NSF Olympic Sport & Art Contest Athens 2004.
Door het doel geraakt voor Camini
This sculpture, representing an archer, was made in 2003 and commissioned for the 2004 summer Olympics in Greece by the NOC*NSF Olympic Sport & Art Contest Athens 2004. It was unanimously chosen as the winning submission by the jury, consisting of Eelco Brinkman, Rudi Fuchs and Monique Velzeboer, to represent the Netherlands at the Olympic games. It is a stunning example of Nelson’s ability to create a sculpture with a specific message and perfect execution. It is beautifully conceived and composed to express the highest goals of competition: selfless discipline and the aim for a greater and more noble goal. The statue pays homage to the ancient Olympic games with the head of the figure bent backwards, resembling a Greek warrior, and the bow held by a perfectly vertical and powerfully muscled arm. The right arm is holding back the unrealized arrow and the entire figure rests athletically on an elbow. The two feet are buried, as the feet of Nelson’s figures often are, into the ground.
However, rather than pointing the arrow horizontally into the distance, the figure points the movement and arrow upwards, towards the sky. Nelson was inspired by the ethos of the Olympics when the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was founded in 1984 in Paris by Baron Pierre de Coubertin and Demetrius Vikelas. The goal of the Olympic movement was “to contribute to building a peaceful and better world by educating youth through sport practiced in accordance with Olympism and its values.” Therefore, Nelson conceived of a sculpture of an archer who does not aim at a bull’s eye to be victorious. Instead, he aims at a much higher goal, and with that, he brings people closer together across borders and helps to achieve world peace.
This week we will share some short videos on ‘Conscious Discipline’. We will upload one of these videos every day on our facebook.com/share2uplift page.
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How to Go Conscious Not Crazy with Our Kids!
Conscious Discipline Around the World
Video Gallery – Conscious Discipline
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