Reliquary's Sister

M. Lennington's avatar M. Lennington

"Reliquary's Sister" is a mixed media installation consisting of an assemblage of used beyond usefulness firebrick,sand, a fired and glazed ceramic element, clay slip, and pottery shards. Living in Antrim County is like living at the beach; it's postcard perfect but there is sand in everything. Sand is in your car, your shoes, on the kitchen floor, in the sheets on your bed, even in your food. I chose sand from the family farm for the base of my installation. Like beach sand the tighter you try to hang on to it the quicker it can slip through your fingers. The brick that i selected for the installation are all "found". The first 3 courses are from the kitchen stove chimney, probably saw close to 70 cold dark winters. Fire brick and kiln furniture, first used in foundries in Cadillac, East Jordan, and the long gone Antrim County Iron Works, were then reused at Lennington Pottery and the Antrim County Clay Works. Reliquary's Sister has a sibling at www.artrapids.org. .enjoy.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: vary
  • Medium: ceramic/brick/shards/clay
  • Width: vary
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: vary