Sampson is pushing against two pillars, eventually sacrificing himself. He was in the house that he knocked down. As a result and ultimate sacrifice he offered himself for a greater good. He was a luminary who was aware of the larger collective and under-current that was dicatating reality. He chose this to reveal a truth that most of humanity was blinded by. The careful observer might notice that his eyes are closed. The tribe that was against him was the philistines. Note: the base underneath him was first sculpted in wax and then frozen, and then the wax was shattered and re-glued back together again to create the cracked pattern in it.