Sunday, November 19, 2017

 Light Weave I

H: 5"  x  W: 7"  x  D: 1.25"

Oak box, Harmon glass, copper wire, dyed cotton gauze, dyed silk organza

2007

Series: Mini Cathedrals*

 

  

 *Mini Cathedrals:

It occurred to me the little box was like a portable cathedral; somewhere in between Abbot Sugar’s “one true light,” and the portable icon panels of Byzantium. The box possessed the power to engage the viewer in a way I never thought possible; just add the candle power of the sun.

More on Abbot Surger:

http://www.athenapub.com/14suger.htm

More on Byzantium:

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/byza/hd_byza.htm