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Holly Roddenbery (Creator)
East Carolina University (ECU )
Web Site: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/

Abstract: "The idea of the ""spiritual"" conjures notions of belief , wonder , and divinity for many people. I have come to understand the spiritual to be a part of my daily life , my inner thoughts and feelings , and the means to which I understand the world around me. To give a complete explanation of the meaning of this word would be taking on the task of defining God and is ultimately ineffable--too great or extreme to be expressed or described in words. Yet , living my life through the lens of the spiritual has offered me both solitude and relationship , a greater hope , and tranquility. Most of all it has offered me a haven and a sacred space to heal. Held is a body of work consisting of small-scale sculptural objects that explore concepts of divine ecstasy , serenity , and reverential awe. These notions are expressed through containers that act as an allegorical expression of the soul and as a sanctuary for reflection. Creating these objects afforded me the opportunity to process my experiences into tangible form through therapeutic processes of making. Through this body of work , I intend to inspire wonder , contemplation , and imagination about our shared existence."

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Language: English
Date: 2018
Held, metal design, wood design, sacred space, sculpture, vessel metaphor, religious ecstasy

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