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Reverence Relic I

Ayla Dmyterko

Reverence Relic I

Ayla Dmyterko





Dimensions (cm)

Height: 30
Length: 25
Depth: 16


Stoneware with charcoal glaze, beeswax candles

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • On a plinth

Background, history, commissioner of the work

This work was first presented as part of my first UK solo exhibition, Pour the Fear: Solastalgic Synchronicities at Lunchtime Gallery in Glasgow, Scotland. It is one of my first works in fired ceramic, a medium I will continue with in the future. This exploration was made possible through my awarded Fellowship at the Glasgow Sculpture Studios. This multi-disciplinary exhibition was supported by Creative Scotland's Open Fund, Shevchenko Foundation, Eaton Fund, Hope Scott Trust and Glasgow Life.

Thematic/contextual information

Reverence Relic I & II are based on vessels of veneration found within Eastern European Orthodox churches. Anachronisms, they warp archeological time through material and process. With eco-feminist intentions, these sculptures consider Solastalgia, a contemporary neologism that describes anxieties surrounding the ecological crises. The texts scrawled in charcoal glaze are intersectional incantations considering effects of capitalism, patriarchy and colonialism when deciphering the Anthropocene.

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