Fiat Lux

Fiat Lux  January 29  to March 10 March, 2011

Mahana Gallery N.Z.

Fiat Lux (let there be Light) from the Book of Genesis, the motto of U.C. California. Deeptime #26, was made at UC Berkeley, in the large kiln built in the teaching days of Peter Voulkos and restored for this project. #26 was made with a ton of porcelain and was an ambitious experiment to create a work which would visually and physically convey a sense of personal and global fragility. The supporting sculptures in this installation are cast or modelled from existing objects to form a rosary of energy saving light bulbs and a mandala of supersized anti depressant pills.

photos: Edith Collier