The Divine Ephebe – Eight Disciples of Antinous, discovered in the Puer Garden Temple, Fragments from the Garden.
One of the sculptures created for the installation Fragments from the Garden, which consists of 8 acrylic encaustic panels and 8 shelves that each have a unique hand-dyed crocheted doily, and 8 stained waxed teacups and saucers. Each shelf also has 8 handmade malas for morning meditation; each set of prayer beads is made from various types of glass and Swarovski crystal beads.
Two long view in the gallery of all 8 panels together.
Two detail views of the tea cups and prayer beads.
Fragments from the Garden
A Sculptural Installation
March 15 – April 14, 2013
What sorts of objects would one find in the Garden of Paradise if it were to be discovered? In this new exhibition artist Kevin Greeland creates a mythological place where such archeological objects and historical relics have been discovered, but with a twist. Greeland picks and chooses from a number of different primordial first and mixes those elements together.
Inspired by the scientists & naturalists of the Enlightenment and the art patrons whose collections formed the basis for the world’s great museums. Greeland has sought to create his own “Natural History Museum” of sorts, seeking to investigate, explore, record, capture & collect that which would evoke memories of the wonder and awe of the Victorian Wunderkammer or Cabinets of Curiosity. “Fragments from the Garden” has been assembled for display in the spirit of those great collectors of exotic specimens and wondrous renderings. You are invited to join Greeland’s expedition and explore the garden, the garden home and temple. In the spirit of exploration navigate with care; observe with a keen eye and a curious mind, but please do not touch.
*German – Wunderkammer “wonder-room” or Kunstkammer “art-room”