Georgiou’s masterful expression of movement and connectivity is a frequent motif in his works, and TAURUS is no exception. And in this image, Georgiou's comprehension of the human form, elegant figures balanced atop a bull, are a commentary on the human being's propensity to overcome adversity and the delicate balance of life.
Universally, the bull has many symbolic meanings. Images of bulls have been depicted since the evolution of humanity, and can be found in ancient art, literature, astronomy, and astrology. It can be deeply related to solar energies, determination, strength and virility. The bull also can be a symbol of stubbornness and ferocity. But in general, a bull is symbolic of fecundity.
Many of its body parts, especially the tail, foot and hide, are metaphors for magical powers, fertility and the earth. In astrology, the zodiac sign of Taurus is associated with several myths from a number of ancient cultures. The Mesopotamians called it "The Great Bull of Heaven," which they established as the first sign of the zodiac and the constellation through which the Sun rose on the vernal equinox during the Early Bronze Age (4000 BC to 1700 BC.)
On another level, TAURUS is a representation of our relationship with finance. Drawing on the human reliance on money, human beings have taken the bull motif as an emblem of economic growth and prosperity. The term “bull market” refers to the condition of a market that is expected to rise in price and can be connected to anything that is traded such as real estate, commodities, or currencies.
In Chinese culture, the Bull is related to strength, success and wealth, perseverance and determination. According to Feng Shui, the bull is considered to bring good luck for the year ahead and fortune in any financial situation.
The precise positions of the figures atop the bull elicits a feeling of poise and balance, as if their movements are a language unto themselves. Our bodies as human beings each have their own story to tell, and one prominent way to convey meaning is through our interconnection with sentient beings and symbols we wish to identify with.