“There Is A Joy That Confounds And A Beauty That Embraces”
This piece was commissioned by and recently installed at The Peter Gilgan Centre for Research and Learning-Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.
Many thanks to Petroff Gallery for managing the project.
The finished product The last day of wire twisting
Accompanying Wall plaque for Sick Kids Prayer Machine
THERE IS A JOY THAT CONFOUNDS AND A BEAUTY THAT EMBRACES – A Prayer Machine
JAMES PATERSON, 2016
Intangibles; fragments that knit us together, ambiguous, full of mystery. They compose us, these many interconnected systems functioning in complex ways, yet linked together in ordered harmony making us more than the sum of our parts.
My Prayer Machines are like that; teeming with varied lines, forms and colours they weave together diverse elements that create a synergy; fearfully and wonderfully made.
“THE HIGHER HE CLIMBED”
Introducing the first hand-pulled, limited edition, signed and numbered silkscreen print from the Prayer Machine series.
Printed on Somerset Satin White 250 gsm paper-46 x 76 c