A heart must be added to Prometheus, we said ... one that embodies the heartiness of the people who live in this space and are represented by the statue.
The heart is made of coal, because we have lived from it until now, and Prometheus-Miner, who looks to the future, will always carry it with him, even if it has changed its meaning and transformed into new forms.
The first half represents all the miners digging their bread in the dark, and the second half will feature all the women who trembled at home for their husbands and sons. These are seldom mentioned, and too often forgotten.
The brave, unconditionally loving and garage are forgotten in silence and the heart represents them on an equal footing with the miners. Without one, there is no other, and together we can look to the future, which will be indicated by a glowing thread that will connect the two halves together and unite them in a bit of a light heartbeat that will add life to the statue.
Just as coal has transformed and entered modern society with its new meaning, so we humans must not forget our own past and strive for the future with its lessons strengthened.
The build process is sometimes as black as it used to be .. :)
However, through it, through layers of dust and effort, coal finally shines like a real black diamond.
As they say - you can leave Zasavje, but Zasavje never leaves your heart. Now you can take your heart with you.
Spring is approaching and with it the time when Prometheus will finally take off his cloak and reveal himself to the whole city in all its grandeur.
We are still waiting for the calibration of the beam of the mining lamp on the helmet - its beam will shine on the Trbovlje "drajeršoht" on the opposite hill, the installation of Prometheus' heart (by Marjeta Hribar), welding of damage caused by extremely demanding transport and installation and connection to a solar power plant.
In order for the crowning times to end and for Rudar-Prometheus to reveal his true image to a crowd of visitors and not just to individuals, we are preparing to unveil a monument to the Districts when we celebrate this extraordinary event with you.