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Unification Theory 

Unification Theory 

(The weeping guardians)

By Timeless, 2021

(Two of the Guardians of 



Polarities plundered, balance distorted. A tumbling force is revolution. We live like that. In the face of ambiguities, we defended Liberty; somehow kept it upright. Stronger and weaker forces conspired, now gravity shifts and Liberty slips. Unification is still theory after all. But we are still the guardians and our story isn’t over yet, only now we are inspired...


[With 3D printing, art collectors may now opt to have this message indelibly embossed into this sculpture’s any-sized replications as an indelible beacon for Liberty...]

1990 Wax maquette: At the artist’s home studio, Kings Beach, CA


Power Sculpting:

  • 1992: Rough-out begins as live public demonstration in art showing, during the Apple Hill Festival, in the artist’s childhood town, Camino, California.

  • Completed at Kings Beach studios, Lake Tahoe, CA



  • 7 years as entrance piece of the artist’s Tahoe gallery


Metamorphosis by Fire Inside:

  • 2015: Burning Man, or Carnival of Mirrors, before The Temple,

  • Closest to The Temple of any sculpture displayed on-playa this year.

  • Thursday night


Burning Man Events:

  • 2007: Green Man: One of The Guardians of Liberty in the art installation, “America Enlightening the World...Again”

  • 2008: Burning Man,  American Dream:  Featured in the art installation, “The Choice”

  • 2013, Burning Man, Cargo Cult: In the sculpture garden at Fractal Planet, 2:00 and Esplanade  

  • 2015: Burning Man, Carnival of Mirrors: Featured in the art installation, Smoke n Mirrors, Metamorphosis burn before the famous Temple.

  • 2016:Burning Man, Da Vinci’s Workshop, at the entryway sculpture garden, Silicon Village, BRC

  • 2016, fall: San Francisco Decompression, character in a triptych display, alongside a chainsaw carving demonstration on Liberty Torch

  • 2017, fall: Brewery Art Center in Nevada’s capital, Carson City

  • 2018: I, Robot: Character in installation, Artifactual Intelligence


Extended showings:

  • 2010, Early Summer-2011, late winter, character in Liberty (R)evolution, Ski Run Marina, South Lake Tahoe, CA.

  • 2017, Early summer: Brewery Art Center in Nevada’s capital, Carson City



  • Carved from a solid Jeffrey Pine log, the sculpture weeps sap slowly, continuously, a feature we endear...known affectionately as “The weeping guardian”

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Background (Commission wood carvings):

Contact the artist: Matthew “Timeless” Welter / Tel: (775) 230-1718 

Location and mailing: 19163 Scotts Flat rd. Nevada City, CA 95959

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