Peter Schipperheyn, the sculptor shot into the Zoroastrian spotlight all of a sudden a few days ago because of his upcoming work
Amidst all the controversey and the mud-slinging, Peter was gracious enough to explain his viewpoint, elaborated here.
Today he has announced that
Name change, This sculpture will no longer be named as originally launched. All reference to the name “Zarathustra” will be erased from this sculpture. This decision has been arrived at after representation from and consultation with the Australian Zoroastrian Association of NSW.
I appreciate the man’s graciousness.
However a lot is left to be desired of the conduct of followers of Zoroastrianism, for their short sightedness, and ultra-conservative bent of mind.