Sculpture, by Marina Warren Nash
We must go “Beyond Barriers” when questions arise which can no longer be addressed within a current frame of reference. The breaking down of barriers has been continuous throughout history; 1990 has become a pivotal year for this concept.
Structures (walls, fences, etc.) that bar passage are weakened so that the crossing of paths and free interchange of ideas and movement are encouraged. An unrestricted, unbounded space is the objective. “Beyond Barriers” symbolizes a renaissance; a bonding of before and after, indoor and outdoor, the individual and society, creative activity and intellectual inquiry, east and west, the terrestrial and the sublime.
In this project. I deny the indoor wall’s function. It is no longer a means of separation or support. The wall is withheld between two crosses (TAU) or four crosses, including side views; it is also transversed by a bridge linking both sides of the wall. A break in the wall initiates the passage of light and the crossing path within which a circular form (Continuity) rolls freely from one side to another.
Jury: “Though not commissioned for a specific liturgical site, this is a provocative and inventive rendition of the idea of passion. The contrast between the rough wood and smooth wall enhances the message of change which the artist intends.”