Collage on Bristol board, aluminium frames, glass, grid of 9
w 93cm x h 123cm x d 2cm
The panels of the grid each contain a saint from Renaissance religious paintings posited in landscapes harvested from a 3D dinosaur magazine from 1991. Inspired by memories of a children's creationist textbook on evolution. Collage's strength is in harmoniously combining the incongruous. Here, no hierarchy is imposed on the opposing elements. There is no overriding message. These are icons of tension - aiming to promote meditation on contradiction. Thus far, responses to the work have differed greatly, some suggesting it shows the folly of religion, others suggesting science has become a new faith structure in society. Following images are installation shots from The Contemporary Open 2016, Sun Pier House, Chatham, UK.