3rd Theme: 7 Deadly Sins

2 11 2006

is choosen by Karyn Mannix – 7 DEADLY SINS IN MOTION

Mine is a double whammy
The theme is the 7 deadly sins. You can use all or just one..thats your call.

THE TWIST: it has to have a kinetic component to it..whether it be a pop up, a peel back (e.g., Michael’s) fold over (e.g., Ed Zerne) ETC…. HAVE FUN ! ! ! !
Kinetic sculptures are examples of kinetic art in the form of sculpture. In common with other types of kinetic art, kinetic sculptures have parts that move or that are in motion. The movement may be real or imagined, as in the case of kinetic sculpture using light or projection, for instance in the work of Abraham Palatnik. sound sculpture can also, in some cases, be considered kinetic sculpture. The motion of the work can be provided in many ways: mechanically through electricity, steam or clockwork; by utilising natural phenomena such as wind or wave power; or by relying on the spectator to provide the motion, by cranking a handle, shifting viewpoints or even by optical illusion. The term kinetic art was first recorded by the sculptors Naum Gabo and Antoine Pevsner in their Realist Manifesto issued as part of a manifesto of constructivism in 1920 in Moscow. 7 deadly sins:

  1. Pride is excessive belief in one’s own abilities, that interferes with the individual’s recognition of the grace of God. It has been called the sin from which all others arise. Pride is also known as Vanity.
  2. Envy is the desire for others’ traits, status, abilities, or situation.
  3. Gluttony is an inordinate desire to consume more than that which one requires.
  4. Lust is an inordinate craving for the pleasures of the body.
  5. Anger is manifested in the individual who spurns love and opts instead for fury. It is also known as Wrath.
  6. Greed is the desire for material wealth or gain, ignoring the realm of the spiritual. It is also called Avarice or Covetousness.
  7. Sloth is the avoidance of physical or spiritual work.

History of the sins: http://www.deadlysins.com/sins/history.html

Georgia – Shanna
David D. – Ed
Steven – Lauri
Tina – Karyn
Michael- Kirstin

Karyn~ Spinner
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Text in Center of spinner:
I grant him bloody, luxurious, avaricious, false, deceitful, sudden, malicious, smacking of every sin that has a name. -Shakespeare’s MacBeth

Text around sides:
7 Deadly Sins Punishments in Hell
Gluttony-forced to eat rats
Lust-smothered in fire & brimstone
Pride-broken in the wheel
Envy-put in freezing water
Anger-dismembered alive
Sloth-thrown in snake pits
Greed-Put in a cauldron of boiling water

"Confessional"; a peek in the window

"Confessional" peek in the window

Michael Lownie- Confessional



Confessional; open/ 2 of 3 panels

better detail picture, opened & flat

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Kirstin Ilse- The Game Of Greed

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Shanna D’Antonio, “The Forgiveness Box”

alled “the forgiveness box”, it is literally a small box. a twist on the christian idea of a prayer box & the voodoo idea of a conjuring box, the thought is to write sins on small slips of paper (mine have watercolor on them) & leave them in the box for emotional release. the box is decorated with a mirror on top to reflect the seven deadly sins within each viewer. it’s collaged with newspaper & magazine articles/images depticting/describing the seven deadly sins, then whitewashed & tinted red (references to both jesus christ & damballah). each side of the box has a veve (signs of voodoo gods & goddesses) depicted, which relies heavily on christian signs & traditions. the inside of the box, as well as the edges of the mirror, is nested with white feathers (another reference to jesus & damballah). the idea is the dicotymous belief & disbelief in both religions, and the inability to denounce or deny either. it has alot to do with my beliefs, my life, and my environment, but is meant to engage the viewer in their own life reflection. i think the line of thought may have arisen from the conversation started by cm about thanksgiving and my thoughts on pagan origions.

Georgia Griffin
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for David Dziemian, back
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for David Dziemian, front
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for shanna d’antonio, back
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for Shanna D’Antonio, front