Osiris Mountain

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+ Museum quality: archival inks, 100% cotton rag paper unless noted
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Artist Statement

 

Osiris Mountain represents the outdated things that are still around-like ideas or beliefs that no longer serve their original purpose-and the difficulty we sometimes have getting rid of them. The movies/cassettes/video games embody our modern form of story telling, our contemporary myths and heroic adventures. These ideas weave into my overall theme of "The Earth on the Back of the Giant Turtle," a reference to a Native American creation myth. It relates to how the beliefs or values of one culture or time period are going to change or be completely obsolete in the future, and how our relationship with reality changes, with reality becoming more and more of a virtual or digital one today. The media itself is shaped like a pyramid, representing the contours of the alligator snapping turtle (the turtle king of the South) as the mountains of the earth. The specific wallpaper pattern-I consider it the Osiris skin (I'll often use green for the color)-represents the Egyptian god of the dead; mortality is all around us. In other words, the work is a constant reminder we only last so long, as do these relics of technology and culture.

 

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Hollis Brown Thornton was born and raised in Aiken, SC.  He received his BFA from the University of South Carolina in 1999.  In 2001, he moved to Chicago.  He lived there for four years, working as gallery director of Mongerson Galleries and installation assistant at Russell Bowman Art Advisory.  He returned to Aiken in 2005, where he continues to live and work in a warehouse studio.