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Sacred Texts are Dissected and Transformed Into Spiritual Tapestries by Meg Hitchcock

by , 05/11/12
filed under: Art, gallery


Texts, Meg Hitchcock, religious art, sacred artwork, paper art, green artwork, text drawings

The Brooklyn-based artist used the Koran as her spiritual canvas last year, breaking down passages of the text by removing punctuation and spaces between words. She then set about recreating the New Testament’s Book of Revelation in its entirety by rearranging the letters on a gallery wall over the course of 135 hours.

While Hitchcock does not identify herself as religious the long process of shaping these works are in many ways a meditative ritual. Through these labor-intensive works she also explores how interpretation is subjective and meaning is layered.

+ Meg Hitchcock

Images courtesy of Meg Hitchcock

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