Reverence Relic I
Stoneware with charcoal glaze, beeswax candles
Suitable Locations for the Work
- 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.
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.