Objects can become relics when they participate in a meaningful and high-energy experiences. In the case of this project, I collect objects that had the human spirit pass through them. In the end, we’re all just “passing through” this mortal realm anyways.
A purple plastic “bookmark” that I placed in the breast pocket of my grandfathers shirt a few hours before he died. During his final breath I sat next to him alone in his room. The spirit of my grandfather passed through the plastic. Days later I cut the plastic into small triangles and hung them from multi-colored strings as relics for my family to keep.
Hospice patients stared up at these tiles while sick in their beds. As they took their final breath, their spirits passed through them.