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SAMANTHA HOLMES, ARTIST

Bronx, NY

samantha.holmes@gmail.com

917-244-8852

Daedalus

2012, Rubber, metal, and cement on glass, 65 x 55cm

In the work Daedalus, an assemblage of rubber, metal, and cement is suspended within a glass display case like an archaeological finding, its components not historical relics, but fragments of the contemporary city. A display without a label, an artifact without a context, the viewer is forced to seek within himself the significance, reading the form like a Rorschach blot or the natural phenomena (the leaves of a tree, the pattens of rust against a building) in which the faithful recognize the face of the Virgin Mary: projecting onto it the symbols that give us hope or express our fears.