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THE INSTALLATION OF 137 SACRED RELICS


United States

Installation
Size: 144 H x 240 W x 12 in

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Installation: Mixed Media, Found Objects, Taxidermy, Plaster and Acrylic on Canvas, Ceramic, Marble, Plastic and Wood.

FULL TITLE IS
"THE BASILICA OF RELICS: A LIFE-LONG CONCEPTUAL INSTALLATION ABOUT TIME, QUANTUM PHYSICS, AND THE NATURE OF NATURE.

My BASILICA OF RELICS began in 1993 as part of a life-long and ongoing work that I term a "wall-relief environment". The entire installation consists of over 400 individual artworks, each one created from a stretched light weight canvas over wood that is primed with gesso and then textured with my own chemical blend of latex-based Modeling Paste. Acrylic paint is then applied over the surface. Each individual RELIC measures 8" high by 6" wide. The depth depends upon what type of natural, found, and/or sculpted/cast objects are sewn onto the textured canvas.

This installation artwork has been exhibited four times at Nexus Gallery (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1994);
Da Vinci Art Gallery (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 2007);
Delaware Center for Contemporary Art (DCCA, 2009);
and
in 2012 at The UICA (Urban Institue for Contemporary Art) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Each time the installation is exhibited, I make individual RELICS available for sale; this helps support this work. At this point, I have over 138 Relics to show, and 30 are in progress of being made. This means that 262 of the Relics have already been sold to about 215 collectors in twelve cities.

All of the animal parts in RELICS were obtained from nature as is; No animals were hunted or killed in order for me to obtain parts for the work.

I would like to exhibit this work with about 300 works in a basilica-like environment. My hope is that viewers can meditate upon nature's beauty and cruelty, as well as time's progression from birth to death. I shall post a few of my RELICS in late 2018 and 2019 to sell individually. The installation pictured here measured over twenty feet long.

Keywords: Relics, Religious, Coconut Shells, Rooster Feet, Seashells, Skulls, Bird Wings, Bones, Teeth, Feathers, Religious Icons, Natural

Subjects: Time

Styles: Conceptual, Folk, Dada, Documentary, Fine Art

Mediums: Mixed Media, Found Objects, Taxidermy, Plaster, Acrylic

Materials: Canvas, Ceramic, Marble, Plastic, Wood

Prints: Time Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Folk Art Prints, Dada Art Prints, Documentary Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Mixed Media Art Prints, Found Objects Art Prints, Taxidermy Art Prints, Plaster Art Prints, Acrylic Art Prints, Canvas Art Prints, Ceramic Art Prints, Marble Art Prints, Plastic Art Prints, Wood Art Prints

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