Power Objects

Art of communion.

under water sea bubbles

Here’s a mysterious object. Its spectral shape has gravity and time, revealing little of form, origin, or the familiar external markers of skill. Its power is largely hidden, like the passages within it. What passes through is sacred. More than a sculpture, here is an instrument, a vessel. The hands that shaped it are many. It formed like a snowdrift, over time, the result of many forces acting independently. And yet, the mythical connection between art and the divine inspiration of a single individual persists.


Inspired by Nayland Blake’s discussion of Boli at the Met Museum.

Author: Stacey C. Johnson

I keep watch and listen, mostly in dark places.

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