|The salmon of Lugh
Exhibition in the parc of the castle Stapelen in Boxtel
The Salmon of Lugh
The sculpture with the title "The Salmon of Lugh" is a fish with a long arm. The direction of the hand with the raised thumb and extended forefinger stands for knowledge. A "windmill" on top of the thumb spins in all directions showing that knowledge is a constantly evolving process.
What's going on here?
"The Salmon of Lugh" is about Lugh "with the long arms", the messenger between humans
and the gods. There is an ancient Celtic tale about Lugh as a disciple of a sage who
knew that Loki, the trickster, a shape shifter, the god of mischief, had transformed
himself into a salmon. After you would catch the fish and eat it directly then... all
of a sudden you gain infinite knowledge; you've become omniscient.
The sculpture on the site ofbuiten beeld in beeld