Objects can become relics when they participate in a meaningful and high-energy experience. In the case of this project, PASSING THROUGH, I explore how we might touch and collect objects that have had the human soul pass through them. In the end, we’re all just “passing through” this mortal realm anyways.
A purple plastic “bookmark” left in breast pocket of my grandfathers shirt a few hours before he passed away. I was present and alone with him the moment he took his last breath. 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 so that I could give them to family members.
These are the tiles that patients at hospice stared up at lying sick in their beds. Just think about the amount of souls that escaped from different bodies, went straight up and passed through these tiles.