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The Sentinels face both forwards and backwards, like the Roman god Janus who presided over transitions – including the transitions between war and peace. They look to the past reflecting a broad historical and cross-cultural examination of the accoutrements and causes of war. They look to the future searching for salvation. Caught in the present, they illustrate the potential within us all to use whatever is at hand to forge a resilient protective layer between us and that which could harm us.
The Sentinels keep watch over our precarious position, balanced between hope and annihilation. Each “sentinel” is fashioned after a specific historical suit of armour: Roman, Greek, Medieval, French, Japanese, Kiribati. They have been created from salvaged materials such as bottle caps, beach glass, cassette tape, bubble wrap. They draw from the textile art canon and from the realm of anthropology to illustrate the potentially disastrous results of human greed on the environment. They remind us that beauty can be found all around us and that this beauty is worthy of protection.
|Citon Shield||Samurai Armour||Salal Armour||Jade Armour|
|In Memorium or The Wake of Progress||In Vino Veritas||Egophobia||Empty Promises|
|Fight or Flight: For Joan of Arc||Portable Wealth|