Personal Sacred Objects
As an artist, I am greatly intrigued by using a painter’s perspective to explore the phenomena of the personal sacred objects used in our post-modern times.
Personal sacred objects are still used in contemporary western culture. In many cases, the method of acquiring these objects is similar to methods of the past, as with religious icons. But some personal sacred objects are often ready-made for mass production. These objects do not seem to derive their value from their market price, their beauty, or their rarity. Instead, their significance to their owners arises from their unique or unusual appearance or from the context of the object’s discovery. The objects are subsequently invested with private and personal meaning, providing their owners with a psychological space of empowerment in a complex and uncertain world.