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Reverence Relic II

Ayla Dmyterko

Reverence Relic II

Ayla Dmyterko





Dimensions (cm)

Height: 28
Length: 25
Depth: 27


Stoneware with charcoal glaze, beeswax candles

Suitable Locations for the Work

  • Indoors
  • On a plinth

Background, history, commissioner of the work

This work was originally shown in my first solo exhibition in the UK at Lunchtime Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland titled Pour the Fear, Solastalgic Synchronicities. This multi-disciplinary project was supported through Creative Scotland's Open Fund, Shevchenko Foundation, Eaton Fund and Hope Scott Trust. It is one of the first fired ceramic works I have created, made possible by an awarded Fellowship through the Glasgow Sculpture Studios.

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. Through an eco-feminist lens, these sculptures consider Solastalgia, a contemporary neologism that describes anxieties surrounding the ecological crises. The texts scrawled in charcoal glaze are intersectional incantations that consider effects of capitalism, patriarchy and colonialism when deciphering the Anthropocene

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