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DescriptionCast by hand in the Wild Goose Studio, Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland. This "I Am Still Learning" plaque has an outer shell of pure bronze with an inner core of cast resin material for stability. Each Wild Goose piece is made entirely by hand, with no two being exactly alike.
Since ancient times, bronze has been a highly prized metal for the making of tools, jewelry and statues. It is an alloy of copper, which was first mined in Ireland over 4000 years ago. Left to weather, it will acquire a green patina; polished it will shine like gold.
The great Italian renaissance artist, Michelangelo, creator of such masterpieces as the Sistine Chapel and the sculpture of David, is quoted as saying "Ancora Imparo" (I am still learning). This humility is striking and strongly reminiscent of the Greek philosopher Socrates.
"The wise man knows that he knows nothing."
A great gift for your favorite teacher or professor!
Approximately 6 inches wide, 2 1/2 inches tall, and 1/2 inch thick at the point of greatest depth.
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