Al Farrow: Wrath and Reverence
Al Farrow’s meticulously crafted sculptures are both haunting and mesmerizing. Using materials such as deconstructed guns, bullets, bone, glass, and steel, Farrow creates ornate religious structures, ritual objects, and reliquaries that are visually striking and emotionally confounding. Through these shockingly beautiful and highly detailed sculptures of churches, synagogues, mosques, mausoleums, Jewish ritual objects and Christian ‘casket’ reliquaries, all rendered from munitions, Farrow examines the abiding relationships between religion and violence, peace and brutality, the sacred and the unholy.
Originally published to accompany the exhibition of the same name, this softbound, 112-page full color catalog contains a forward by Pulitzer-prize winning reporter Chris Hedges, author of War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning, as well as essays by Eleanor Heartney and Diana L. Daniels.