This Talking Head is built on the horns of a Blesbok. The name Blesbok literally translates from the Afrikaans as BlazeBuck (the blaze being the white marking on the antelope’s nose).
So, I named him Blaze, not only for the blaze of the blesbok and the beautiful ambiguity of the word, but also because this talking head speaks of generosity of spirit; of the conjuring and manifesting of dreams. He is a wizard and a Hierophant and he engenders magic wherever he goes; so I named him Blaze also for his namesake: the mentor of the famous wizard Merlin.
John Matthews, a researcher of the Merlin mythology writes : “Behind the figure of Merlin, shadowy and insubstantial as a ghost stands that of his ‘master’ Blaise, portrayed as … older and deeper sunk in the wells of time. Few have succeeded in making contact with him.”
Blaze, the master magician, enchants the space he occupies.