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Sacred Scarab

1993: LEDs, electronics, gravel, wood, software












This piece was first buried at One Main Street, Brooklyn. The earth floor of that alternative exhibition space invited this animated invocation of Kheper-Ra, the ancient egyptian beetle god. The animation celebrates a theology which combined deities as disparate as the beetle god, Kheprer, and the sun god, Ra, into one godform, Kheper-Ra, who symbolized resurrection. Compare that to the religious wars which divide the world today.
At subsequent shows, Sacred Scarab was exhibited buried up to its LEDs in a shallow gravel filled frame, as seen in the photo.

Provenance:

1995 "Solid State," curated by Robert Costa,
Morgan Industrial Center, Jersey City, NJ
1994 "Five ASCI Artists," curated by Cynthia Pannucci,
Light Fair, Javit's Center, NYC
1993 "Lumen Essence." curated by the ASCI Exhibition Committee
I Main Street Sculpture Space, Brooklyn, NY

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