photos: Peter MacCallum
pyrex tubing, diluted iodine, silicone, plexiglass, wood base
crown: 5" x 26" (diameter)
plexiglass, acrylic case/base: 38" x 28.5" x 28.5"
glass fabrication: Kent Dales
The crown of thorns is sculpted from glass tubing is filled with iodine. The iodine represents blood and is representative of bodily fluid. Its properties are both medicinal and poisonous. The exhibition in which this piece was initially shown was called the body as glass / in the hour of need. The exhibition focused on the personal and social predicament of spiritual and physical need pathologically bound to the urban experience. Christian symbolism, electronic media and text were fused with natural materials to communicate impressions of suffering, loss and desire.
2010 The Donovan Collection, University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, Ontario.
1994 Naked State: a selected view of Toronto art. The Power Plant, Toronto, Ontario. Curated by Louise Dompierre and Arthur Renwick.
1992 the body as glass / in the hour of need. La Centrale, Montréal, Quebéc.