STEVE SANGAPORE - MODERN ICON. THE EFFIGY.
From artist Steve Sangapore's collection: Modern Icon.
"I recently created a sculpture that is currently on display for a gallery show in Boston titled "We Do Not Say its Name (Inspired by The Ritual)". The effigy sculpture was inspired by both The Ritual's book description and the movie's visual depiction.
My current series titled Modern Icon and the ideas it explores seemed to be the perfect direction for the creation of the sculpture. The effigy sits on an Eastern-style altar which rests upon a mirror. In front of the mirror lies a prayer rug. In keeping with one of the central aims of the series: to illustrate the modern person's preoccupation with the self, often at the expense of spirituality, the viewer is confronted with an image of themselves reflected back from the mirror when in the worshiping position."