That which lies behind

Meg Hitchcock
Famous Accountants Gallery New York
February 18 – March 20
Obsession:
The Book of Revelation from the Koran

I’m cutting up the Koran, letter by letter, and reassembling it into the Book of Revelation. You could say that I’m de- and re-contextualizing these two monumental pieces of sacred writing.

In addition to the installation, I’ll be showing a few small pieces at my opening at Famous Accountants Gallery on February 18. This one is a beautiful passage from the Koran, an excerpt from the chapter called ‘Light’. I cut the letters from ‘Ecclesiasticus’, a book from the Apocryphal Bible. It’s small; 5.25″ x 3.5″.

 

Meg Hitchcock: Light

 

I hope that those who see the show will stop and think about the nature of religious beliefs. I hope the veil is momentarily lifted, and they get a glimpse of That which lies behind. I hope they see that beliefs are nothing more than constructions of the mind. I hope that this resonates with someone, and sets up a vibration that will loosen the fear that’s lodged in the hearts of men and women of all religious persuasions.

– Meg Hitchcock

From her brilliant blog – where you can also view a Rough Cuts Video of Meg working on the installation.

meghitchcock.com


meg hitchcock at the artisans’ gallery


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