Radiation Cathedral



Slide film exposed by atmospheric radiation, lead, cold light LED strips, wood, wiring, steel, plexiglass, 24v power supply

“Radiation Cathedral” is a piece which presents a collection of expired slide film collected by the artist over the course of about six years, cut and assembled using traditional stained-glass techniques in the shape of leaves found while walking around Lexington, KY. All of the film found in this sculpture was developed blank - the different colors present in the film are the result of exposure to atmospheric radiation over several decades.

At once both a stained-glass rose window and an abstracted tree, “Radiation Cathedral” intertwines religious architecture with natural forms, engaging with both an awareness of time passing and a celebration of invisible forces which shape each of us.

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