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Drawing: Pencil, Charcoal on Paper.
The title for this drawing is taken from the story that seer stones were used by Joseph Smith (founder of Mormonism) to receive revelations from God, which translated into the Book of Mormon. Seers themselves are considered prophets, someone who is in contact with a ‘devine being’. This idea inspired the drawing, in a simple way I wanted to create an everyday ceremony, which reflected the ease that people pray. By replacing the act of clasping hands, generally the most common way people pray, with placing a handkerchief on top of the head, highlights the oddness of such a common act. Equally I want to play on the idea of comfort from such an act. Often we touch our heads in moments of stress, as its comforting, it’s a sub conscious tic which harks back to being a baby, a child, when our heads were often caressed and kissed to sooth and comfort. People pray for comfort, to alleviate moments of worry, I wanted to physically embrace this idea with handkerchief.
Size: 19.7 W x 26 H x 1.6 in
Showed at the The Other Art Fair
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Handpicked to show at The Other Art Fair presented by Saatchi Art in London
Artist featured by Saatchi Art in a collection