After Loreto

2013, Plaster, cement, metal, rubber, wax, Dimensions variable

The house of the Madonna of Loreto is said to have been carried by angels from Jerusalem to Italy. After Loreto springs from our experience of living without foundations, split between different countries and cultures. Faced with fluctuating notions of home, world, and space, it becomes necessary to mentally "inhabit" places by imagination alone, an act which enables us to understand ourselves and our relation to the world. 

 

Each wing is an attempt at completion: materials bound together and fused to the proper form, but lacking lightness, balance, flight. The houses rest at odd angles, wings touching the ground on which they would hope to settle, denying them stable foundations. 

 

Made in collaboration with Giulia Alecci.

© 2016 by Samantha Holmes Studio

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SAMANTHA HOLMES, ARTIST

Bronx, NY

samantha.holmes@gmail.com

917-244-8852