קָדוֹשׁ (kadosh), 2021, repurposed vinyl records, Siluva Biennial Lithuania, 170 x 110 x 40 cm
By using sustainable materials my intention was to illustrate the communication breakdown between the touched land and those who inhabit it in an anthropocentric manner. The human element has been distilled out of this work, to avoid a particular gender, race or creed being depicted. As a condensed sacred presence gravitates towards the earth, the earth, in turn, reaches upwards ready and waiting to absorb the holy.
The main material of this piece is vinyl records that have been reterritorialised, they have lost their original function. Ripped free and no longer able to communicate through music, my intention is to use their smooth, sleek, black forms to convey movement and imply passion. Much like passionate religious flames observed in Christian art, they intend to explore the indescribable fervent joy of belief.