I: STIGMATA STRUCTURES

CONCRETE, CORK, WOOD, PAINT

2016

EXHIBITED AT EMBARK GALLERY AS PART OF THE EXHIBITION ABOVE BOARD.

II: HOLY WOUNDS

TEMPURA PAINTS ON TRACING PAPER

WATERCOLOR AND GOUACHE ON PAPER

2016

Installation view: Stigmata structures at Embark Gallery, concrete, cork, wood, and paint, 2016.
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Holy Wounds, tempura paint on tracing paper, 2016.
Holy Wounds, tempura paint on tracing paper, 2016.

Cast in concrete, the sculptures included in Stigmata structures reiterate the historical sign of the stigmata in broken and crumbling segments, supported on thin wooden joints. The sculptures are distributed throughout each space through the logic of reanimated and wandering parts, straying from their original formation as if independently conscious.

In Holy Wounds, using the circular design representative of the wounds of Christ, I adapt this graphic iconography of the stigmata to fabric and clothing patterns to consider the symbol’s similarities to commercial clothing logos, Russian Suprematist and Modernist histories in painting, and Franciscan traditions of austerity and self-flagellation.

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