A triptych exploring how we make the mundane sacred and the sacred mundane.
“Unless one says goodbye to what one loves, and unless one travels to completely new territories, one can expect merely a long wearing away of oneself and an eventual extinction.” (Jean Dubuffet)
The quotation that inspired artist, Patrick Hamilton to found The Florence Trust, at St Saviours Church Aberdeen Park.
The show was conceived as an opportunity for the viewer to say goodbye to St Saviours and hello to the Florence Trust, as it moves forward and away from its home of the last 33 years, in an attempt to avoid our own, “long wearing away” and “eventual extinction.”
3 Collaborative works by Steven Allbutt & Yuka Namekawa
“Monumental Words” -Recycled studio timbers, broken concrete casts of Das Capital and the Bible, Charity box. (2022)
“From the mundane to the sacred & back again” – Recycled paper, wire, led lights, recycled studio timbers. (2022)
“Enshrined” – Charity shop Das Capital by Karl Marx, set in resin. (2022)