Friday, March 18, 2016

Day #33 - Art for Lent: John Feodorov's "Oracle" #Lent2016

By Aaron Rosen
"Oracle" (2011) by John Feodorov | USA. Fur, aluminum, speakers, wire, choke chain, cone, acrylic, and gessor, 40 x 24 x 8 in.
'Western culture likes to castrate the powerful, maybe because it doesn't want to be less powerful,' muses Feodorov. Capitalism he says, attempt to control things by turning them into objects that can be purchased, like this spirit animal choked and pierced by technology in an effort to enhance it. Feodorov attempts 'to infuse the intimidating', he said. '[P]eople have no business being on a buddy-buddy basis with God.' [page 181]

Lent is the annual Christian preparation for Easter. "Today's Art for Lent2016" features artworks that illustrate the Christian "Battle between Carnival and Lent."