Govra, the Deity of the End, by Sergey Safonov
As we come to the close of what seems like an almost-universally depressing year, Sergey Safonov roles out a new character sculpture: Govra, the deity of the End. If you recall, Sergey ended 2011 with a boat full of skulls. Endings are times for contemplation, and Govra is the Muse.
Gooma World is full of gods, spirits, ghosts and deities of all kinds. One of them is Govra, the deity of the End. If you’re lucky, you can find her where something ends – at end of the road, see her at the end of the day or you can meet her when something dies. Govra has a large number of cultist followers, who build altars and praise her sacrificing sandglasses and rotten fruits.
Standing 7 inches tall and made of resin, the Govra sculpture is one of Sergey’s largest figures yet. [Look back at his previous featured work here.]
Fertility statues are great, but who can afford children these days? Our current economic climate calls for a pragmatic icon. Govra, the Deity of the End, is available now in a black and subtle purple colorway for $130 here. A gorgeous chrome “Looking Glass” version (above) can also be made to order for $300. Beautiful, as always.