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SAMANTHA HOLMES, ARTIST

Bronx, NY

samantha.holmes@gmail.com

917-244-8852

Novena

2012, Paper and wire, 212 x 24 cm

Novena: nine days of devotion. Each column represents a single day of labor; each sheet of paper an attempt at prayer. The paper itself is blank, the underlying intentions not written, but considered in the moment of creation; the folds bear witness to the act of devotion. Its whiteness speaks to the intended purity of prayer, but also to the possibility of its silence.