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From Taipei to L.A.
Chinese/English Dictionary, wire
10h x 55w x 4d installation size varies
2017
You Get Me Closer to God #13
Holy Bible 1851
48h x 38w x 7D installation size varies
2017
Bible published 1834
Antique Bible pages, wire
18h X 52w X 5d inches
2015
Bible published 1834
Bible published 1834
15h x 55w x 4d inches
2014
Sold "You Get Me Closer to God" #9 in a series
MIXED MEDIA
20w x 94h x 7d inches
2013
Sold "You Get Me Closer To God" # 8
MIXED MEDIA
17h x 42w x 41/2d inches
2012
Sold  "You Get Me Closer To God"  # 7
MIXED MEDIA
14h x 80w ea. x 6d inches
2012
Sold "You Get Me Closer To God "   # 6
Mixed Media
23w x 112h x 7d incheses
2011
"You Get Me Closer To God"  #5  Collection of Artist
Mixed Media
31h X 107w X 7d inches
2010
Sold  "You Get Me Closer To God"   #  2
Mixed Media
h 23 x w 52 x d 7 inches
2008
Sold "You Get Me Closer To God''   #   2      (Detail)
Mixed Media
h 23 x w 52 x d 7 inches
2008
"Front Dive, Half Twist"  (Detail)
Cast Compsition
56h x 44w x 13d inches
2008
"Front Dive, Half Twist"
Cast Compositon
56 h x 44 w x 13 d inches
2008
"Front Dive, Half Twist"    ( Detail)
Mixed Media
56 h x 44 w x 13 d inches
2008
Sold "You Get Me Closer To God" #   3
Mixed Media
h 24 x w 56 x d 7 inches
2008
Sold "You Get Me Closer To God"   # 3  (Detail)
Mixed Media
h 24 x w 56 x d 7 inches
2008
Sold "Three Of A Kind"
Mixed Media
h 17 x w 58 x d 6 inches
2007
"Seven Of Hearts"
Mixed Media
46W x 7H x 4D inches
2010

Statement

This sculpture series is made from vintage bibles and books in various languages and texts. These pieces make explicit the resurrection theme: making something new out of something that was falling apart and/or being thrown away.
The destruction of Holy books is usually considered blasphemy. I wanted to use them as an act of transformation and beauty. I feel a closeness with all the hands that held these books. Hands that pressed field flowers between the pages, scribbled notes in the margins and forgot their weekly Church Calendars.
A bilingual dictionary, an L.A. phone book or the sheet music of Handel’s "Messiah" made in this iconic form are just as thoughtful and spiritually arresting. All of them representatives of human history. The series title, for the bibles, "You Get Me Closer to God" is from the Nine Inch Nails song "Closer."

ROBERT BROWN AWARD WINNER
BRAND 44 2016
National Juried Exhibition