Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Hymn to Sarasvati


Hymn to Sarasvati
Letters cut from the Book of Mormon
2014
14 x 11 in. 
(detail)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Ancient of Days


Ancient of Days
A Christian Hymn in Five Verses
Letters cut from the Chandogya Upanishad
14 x 11
2014
(detail below)

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Comma Sutra


Comma Sutra
Commas cut from the Kama Sutra
Pages torn from "Judaic Baptism"
8 7/8 x 11 1/4 in.
2014
(detail below)


Friday, February 21, 2014

To Thee, O Lord, Our Hearts We Raise


 
To Thee, O Lord, Our Hearts We Raise
from the Methodist Hymnal
Letters cut from the Shiva Sutras
Page torn from the Bible
3 ½ x 5 3/8 in.
2014

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1.
To thee, O Lord, our hearts we raise
In hymns of adoration
To thee bring sacrifice of praise
With shouts of exultation.
Bright robes of gold the fields adorn
The hills with joy are ringing
The valleys stand so thick with corn
That even they are singing.

2.
And now, on this our festal day
They bounteous hand confessing
Upon thine altar Lord we lay
The first fruits of thy blessing.
By thee the souls of men are fed
With gifts of grace supernal
Thou who doest give us daily bread
Give us the bread eternal. 

3.
O blessed is that land of God
Where saints abide forever
Where golden fields spread fair and broad
Where flows the crystal river.
The strains of all its holy throng 
With ours today are blending
Thrice blessed is that harvest song
Which never hath an ending.

Amen.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Agnus Dei


Agnus Dei
Letters cut from the Koran
Page torn from the Kabbalah
Red "O" cut from the Bible
Commas cut from the Kama Sutra
9 3/4 x 6 1/4 in.
2014
(detail below)


O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy upon us.
O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy upon us.
O Lamb of God that takest away the sins of the world,
Grant us thy peace.
Om, om, om.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Lamentations


Lamentations
Letters cut from the Rig Veda
24 x 23 in.
2014
(detail below)



Friday, January 24, 2014

Bijavadhanam


Bijavadhanam
Shiva Sutra No. 15
Letters cut from the Koran; page torn from the Bible
10 x 8 1/2 in.
2014
(detail below)


"Maintain breakless awareness on that supreme energy which is the seed of the universe."