Caspar the Third Wise Man
Magi, kings and wise men have always fascinated Christensen along with all things magical, decorated and symbolic. The New Testament gives no description of the Wise Men; these stories evolved from Christian tradition and, like art, have become endowed with meaning. Melchior, Caspar and Balthasar have come to represent the three ages of man and each believes they bear the perfect gift.
Young Caspar bears gold representing youth’s preoccupation with worldly possessions.