Hope and Faith by Suprina

Hope and Faith

Suprina

Detritus, Foam, Paint

80 x 36 x 22 inches

$6,000 USD - INQUIRE

Poughkeepsie, New York

 

I created this sculpture during COVID. Using a process that is new to me, I started the sculpture with no particular intention and anyone who knows my work knows that is highly unusual. But I felt the need to open a pathway of faith, I was looking for healing for me and all of us.

 

I started by glueing together all my leftover foam pieces with no thought on its shape or size, it became totem-like, and started to look like a bird so I went with that and began 'finding' the bird through carving. Once carved, I used Tibetan Prayer flags that were from my yard and wrapped the bird, thinking 'Faith". Then I cut up hundreds of pen sleeves, thinking of the writing utensil as the communication device it is, but in this case, not actively capable of its potential. At the same time, the little circles that the pens gave way to have a childlike, whimsical, and delightful outcome. The sculpture is titled Hope and Faith, because that's what I used to create it.