Sanctuary
The installation consists of numerous porcelain castings, all stemming from the departure point of a remarkably lifelike Japanese-made baby doll. The context of this work is crucial to approaching it; the exhibition has been assembled in an urban gallery in a busy postmodern metropolis. As cars rush through this industrial area, and fast-paced city life occurs outside, the artist has composed a subtle arena for contemplation that quietly asks us to reevaluate our individual ideals and values. At first glance Buddhism seems to be the dominating discipline driving the installation, but gradually one discovers a sensibility that encompasses a range of ideas that span several religious philosophies, those diverse as Christianity, Krishna and Hinduism.
Based upon the personal contemplation of existence and the multi-dimensional nature of discoveries found in several religions such as Catholicism, Evangelical Christianity, Buddhism and various schools of Eastern philosophy, the exhibition space will have an atmosphere akin to that of cultural places of sanctity. Twenty sculptural doll-like pieces explore fertility, enlightenment and death based upon the polar distinction between these practices and spiritual beliefs.

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