RELIQUARY | An Installation in the Kaliyuga
The Antidote is Beauty at Electric Pony, Los Angeles 2017
The remnants of time worn objects and lost memories have reshaped these vessels, these forms; and the spirit animals have risen to meet this challenge of rebalancing, reframing, reshaping and truly re-worshiping the divine feminine. ‘The Antidote is Beauty’ called me to a response of an offering, a reliquary - bringing the elements, the directions and the animal spirits of beauty manifest to attend the party; The sacred bee, Melissa, the queen of sweetness, and the master ofseismic geometry, and the collective mind. The deer and her deft pose of grace,epitomizes beauty in her alertness, the guide between here and there, and beyond. The serpent in her supple trance, invites us to shed our ego, purge our selfish tendencies - to rise with seduction to meet transformation. The feminine elementis intrinsic to the form of the bowl, the vessel, the offering. Splayed open, the vessel is the container, the carrier, the open form - even in emptiness the bowl holds space.
The kaliyuga is this destructive age we find ourselves in; a time of imbalance, inequality and chaos. To find beauty in this time seems akin to creating an offering,a sacred space of remembering, reshaping and re-evaluating. The “added value” of 23K gold to the sacred antler or the 3,000 year old lava stone embellishes the story; driving the ideas of value and time to collide in the Kaliyuga as an offering. This offering is dedicated to the beauty of the divine feminine that has been suppressed and denied her voice, denied equality and denied her riteous power.
Deer Antlers and skull, 23K Goldleaf
20.5 x 19.5x 12
Raku Ceramic Tile, Steel,
CERAMIC TILES, STREEL FRAME, MIRROR
HONEY COMB BOWL
MILK SERPENT 1
Cast Glass, Carnelians
Deer Antler, 23K gold, 9x4.5x4.5