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Crucifixion

Crucifixion explores, on a larger scale, my themes of both the body and the cross, creating abstractions of both. Crucifixion uses wood salvaged from historic sites (holding centuries of knowledge) to create the shell and internal space. The wood and space are pierced by glass nails which are both a symbol of aggression and a symbol of creation. They might also be viewed as symbols of home in that they hold things together.

Crucifixion II, 2014

Wood from Durham Castle, Lampworking glass
Photographed by Tim Adams

Crucifixion V, 2014

Wood from Durham Castle, Lampworking glass
Photographed by Tim Adams

Crucifixion IV, 2014

Wood from Durham Castle, Lampworking glass
Photographed by Tim Adams

With Crucifixion I also returned to working on a small scale with jewellery as with Peaceful Relict (talisman) where I first explored the idea of a universal cross.

Crucifixion XII, Necklace, 2016

Lampworking silvered glass nails
Photographed by Tim Adams

Crucifixion XI, Brooch, 2015

Glass nail, wood from Saint Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow
Photographed by David Williams

Crucifixion IX, Ring, 2015

Lampworking goldened glass,
wood from the Kremlin, Moscow
Photographed by David Williams

6th Moscow Biennale 2015

Created for and exhibited in the Moscow Biennale, 2015, Crucifixion was placed with a mural using religious symbolism which was a collaborative work by a group of my students who came from different religious backgrounds and who had to navigate an understanding of each other and their perspectives to create the piece. Exhibition title: Revision of Borders. 

Crucifixion V, 2015

Our history – Crucifixion, 2015

Design of Peaceful Relict, 2015

Photographed by Daria Nikitina and Denise Kuzniecov (Денис Кузнецов)

Crucifixion was subsequently exhibited in temporary buildings  of Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (as Tolerance I), and is now on permanent exhibition in their new contemporary buildings in Moscow, Russia.

Moscow Biennale Archives, 2015

Crucifixion V, 2015

Lampworking goldened glass, salvaged wood.
Photographed by Ania Bialek