Sunday, March 8, 2015

RELIGIOUS ART | NEWS OF WEEK

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
By Gregory Disney-Britton
The artist urges visitors to touch his giant catfish, crowned with a golden lotus flower, and roaming fearlessly in the blue sea of a 22.5 by 11.5 feet wooden installation at Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art. Fish are part of the mythology of every religion: the golden fish of Buddhism; the Ichthys in Christianity; Vishnu's first avatar Matsya; the guide Al-Khidr in Islam; and the Gefilte fish of Judaism. Carved, hammered and painted as part of his ongoing conversation with God, Philip Campbell's "Your Catfish Friend" (above) is our NEWS OF WEEK.

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