Shrines and Reliquaries

This is a series of objects that include ceramic, glass and mixed media grottoes and containers. Based on a shape derived from stylized drawings of reliquary forms and iconography done in Italy. The reliquary is a container of sacred relics and memories.

In researching revolutionary characters and events that reflect aspects of our own time, I was drawn to the story and imagery of the death of Marat. When Charlotte Corday plunged her knife into the heart of Jean-Paul Marat in July of 1793, she created one of the French Revolution’s most powerful martyr heroes. His body and memory were elevated into a ceremonial pantheon. His heart was removed and placed into a makeshift reliquary–a bejeweled urn that had once belonged to the deposed French monarchy. The reliquary served as a focal point for public ceremony and devotion. The cult of the Sacred Heart (Sacré-Coeur de Jean-Paul Marat) derived from Catholic rituals and idolization.

Ceramic

Read more in Queer + Peculiar Craft, Making Identity, Exhibition: Queer + Peculiar Craft, Statement, Maake Interview, Transgressing Across Time and Line

Rebellious Heart #13 (Red Tartan)

Ceramic, glaze, oxides and stains, 12 x 10 x 8 inches, 2016

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Installation detail, Rebel Hearts

L to R: Rebellious Heart #13 (Red Tartan), #7 (Beat), #14 Tartan. Ceramic, oxides and stains, metal, plastic each 12 x 10 x 8 inches 2016

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Rebellious Heart #13 (Red Tartan)

Ceramic, glaze, oxides and stains, 12 x 10 x 8 inches, 2016

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Rebellious Heart #1 (Sacré-Coeur)

Three dimensional print, with pigmented epoxy resin12 x 10 x 8 inches 2016

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Rebellious Heart #2 (Figure Head)

Ceramic, tin glaze, cast and slumped colored glass, 12 x 10 x 8 inches, 2016

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Rebellious Heart #8 (Providence)

Ceramic, slumped glass with oxides, metal, 12 x 10 x 8 inches, 2016

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