Sunday, January 1, 2006

Reliquary II is about the interstices between science and religion in the technological age. I began with the box to a terrific old chemistry set. I placed in the box some of the elements to the set, and an array of Christian artifacts including milagros and crucifixes. In the icon-like frame in the upper right, the face of Thomas Edison looks out to the viewer while holding a portrait of Loren Eiseley, a naturalist and poet. On the bottom left is a small frame with text from Catholic theologian James Gustafson. He advanced a theory he called the "God of the Gaps" which had a strong impact upon me when I read it some 20 years ago. 20" x 15" opened. SOLD

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