by Ivan Riascos
This article is a continuation of a past post titled A Thought.
For two weeks a notebook lay on top of a transformer outdoors, exposed to the elements until I took possession of the notebook. To my surprise it was full of slide transparencies depicting religious themes. I travel through life looking for signs from a higher power, and so I wonder if God was speaking to me through the slide images I had found.
My father once said that the Bible states “men should get as close to God as possible,” by which my father interpreted: one should get as physically close as possible to the church altar on Sundays.
I take on the role of a minister by simulating a transcendental experience. The sculpture that I have created is the size and shape of a real transformer,which is fabricated of translucent white acrylic by me to give it an otherworldly look and be installed as a church altar. In my exhibition, I place the notebook on top of my acrylic version of the transformer, leaving the notebook open, to invite the curious, to reflect as I did on the religious themes displayed.
Ivan, this is a fascinating concept. Is your sculpture on view through a website? Please provide a link where your artwork may be seen online.
Thank you for your interest. At the moment it’s still being created, it is partially constructed. I will post images on here when it is completed. It might be awhile since it is an installation and I’m working out the kinks.