Triptych of Divine Vanity and Earthly Salvation, 2013
Ink on paper, cardboard, masking tape, hot glue, fake flowers, mardi gras beads, spray foam insulation, spray paint.
60” x 40” x 2”
On view in Divine at Leedy Voulkos Art Center through March 1st. (Selected for Purchase Award in this juried exhibition)
Triptychs, originating in early Christian art, are commonly found as altarpieces. They often illustrate moral themes and religious stories. Original triptychs were comissioned by the Church to speak in the language of captivating art to the lower classes. Now, with so many stories being created without any “official” moral, new moral tales can come to the surface without repression- captivating art can made by the lower classes, not just received. This is one of our stories. As artists, we feel a reverent humility in taking ordinary materials and moments and attempting to elevating them, with appreciation, care, and metallic spray paint, to something sacred, or dare we say, divine.