End of the Journey of Millions of Years #5
(Lumia Scale No. 5)
1985-9O: LEDs, lights, electronics, wood, spun glass, paint, software
Traveling on an ancient egyptian bark
was a symbol for transversing the afterlife,
traditionally a journey of millions of years.
But when the New York Science Times reported on 4/16/1985
that DNA from an ancient egyptian mummy
had been "resurrected" by genetic engineers,
the end of that ancient journey appeared to be at hand.
During this period, I wrote 'Modern Metaphysics,'
an art book examining these issues. (A copy of it was
later included in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art.)
To continue my investigation, I also created Lumia Scale No. 5,
which permits an interactive invocation of Horus-Ra,
an ancient egyptian godform associated with resurrection.
1997 "The Shape of Time and Tide," curated by Joy Wulke,
Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, CN
1996 "Profound Playthings," curated by Leslie Scheiblberg,
Hastings-on-Hudson Gallery, NY
1995 "Westbeth: The Next 25 Years," selected by J. Taylor Basker,
Westbeth Galleries, NYC