22.6.11


Martin's Epiphany was a whole lot of fun to create. For those of you versed in the growth of the Protestantism movement in Europe, you know that the "95" on the inside cover references the Ninety-Five Theses, written byMartin Luther in 1517 and widely regarded as the primary catalyst for the Protestant Reformation. The disputation protests against clerical abuses of the Catholic Church and was nailed to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.  I began with a box that had already had the work of an old master on the cover, and altered it with washes of acrylic paint. On the inside of the box, I layered found papers such as a page from a German bible, as well as fragments of my photographs. Luther himself was created from a metal ceiling tile, an over sized  reproduction of a penny n mismatched hands from a couple of dolls, a metal button and polymer clay. As you can see, Martin's heart is bursting with joy at his entry into a portal of new experience. 9" x 13" x 3" closed.

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