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Since time immemorial artists, shamans and priests have been drawn to the spiritual and healing properties of resins in their work. The natural resins like Myrrh and Oliban (Frankincense) favored by the ancients have since given way to synthetic resins as the needs of industrialization and global consumption have eclipsed the need to respect our environment. "Flesh of the shadow Spirit" is the embodiment of the demon of the synthetic age, the spirit of fossil fuels, the oil slick of the contemporary present. Like water slipping through my fingers my art is about spiritualizing matter and materializing spirit.

 

Kendell Geers talks about this work at "Kendell Geers 1988-2012", Haus der Kunst, Munich, 2013.

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