Sacrifice: A Renewal

Lay down your burdens, anxieties, regrets.. (a participatory piece) 

 

Agnus Dei (Lamb of God), 2016

Porcelain, vine charcoal

 

“Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. But he was pierced for our transgressions,  he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Isaiah 53:4-5

 

Sacrifice is an act of giving something up as a way of letting go. It's a place of freedom. The lamb is an open space where we can put down marks of our burdens and brokenness. Although it can be a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice, it is also a place where the viewer took part in actively letting go. After the lamb was marked with charcoal, it was glazed and fired. The heat burnt off the charcoal bringing the lamb into the renewed state of glazed porcelain

Agnus Dei: The Renewal, 2016

Porcelain, vine charcoal, clear glaze (cone 10)

As Moth Eaten Garments Fall to Pieces, 2016

Xerox lithography, silkscreen, rust

Tanquam Agnus (As a Lamb), 2015

Silkscreen, oil paint, ceramic, twine

 

“By this we know love, that He laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers and sisters.” 1 John 3:16

 

This installation is about a certain type of sacrifice and selflessness. The idea of sacrificial living has become very abstract in the self-centered society in which we live in. The lamb may be a symbol of Christ and his selfless sacrifice. However, it can also signify our own sacrifice and struggles as we strive to live differently and selflessly in a selfish culture. The lamb invites the viewer into its suffering by allowing them to enter its space, and to put themselves in its place, simultaneously becoming a part of the crowd.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renewal in the Unseen, 2014

Mirrors, cardboard box, silkscreen

 

Quoted Scripture:

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corithians 4:16-18

 

For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face.Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. 1 Corinthians 13:12