Hierophanic Moments

I am absorbed by Mircea Eliade’s idea of a hierophany which means that something is not sacred unless it presents itself to be sacred.  This series of paintings uses common house paint to create a situation for the paint to present itself violently as a hierophany frozen in time. This snapshot of a sacred moment contrasts the propagandized sacred and allows for more complex relationships among the objects to be formed. The work strives to explore the dormant purity and corruption in our world and also seeks to reveal and honor those sacred places that are not given honor, and strip away the reverence of the places that should not be revered. 

Hierophanic Moments 1, 2016, 2'x8', latex and alum on panel

Hierophanic Moments 2, 2016, 2'x8', latex and alum on panel

Hierophanic Moments 3, 2016, 2'x8', latex and alum on panel

Hierophanic Moments 4, 2016, 2'x8', latex and alum on panel

Kami Sighting, 2016, 26"x32", latex paint and alum on panel

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Hierophanic Moments 1 DETAIL, 2016, 2'x8', latex on panel

Hierophanic Moments 3 DETAIL, 2016, 2'x8', latex on panel

Hierophanic Moments 2 DETAIL, 2016, 2'x8', latex on panel

Hierophanic Moments 4 DETAIL, 2016, 2'x8', latex on panel