New Work. Epitaph : Untold Inscriptions On a Tablet

We added my latest piece to the sculpture meadow over the weekend and I’m really happy with it.

Epitaph: Untold Inscriptions on a Tablet is an interactive, experiential meditation on impermanence and intangibility that encourages us to explore the separate existences of our inner and outer selves.

Wow, that sounded way more artist-statementy than I’m usually comfortable with, but those were the ideas present when I was designing and constructing the piece—ideas that were further expanded once it was done and I actually used it.

This piece was created with materials I had on hand and physically comprises all natural elements: wood, stone, metal, fire, water and air; plus the added dimension of time. It contains no permanent fasteners since, well, the whole point is impermanence.

A huge shout out of gratitude to my husband—without his support and muscle the slab would be still prostrate and half-buried under a lilac. If you’re in the area, feel free to walk the meadow to stop at this piece particularly, where you can have a conversation with yourself.

Epitaph: Untold Inscriptions on a Tablet

Christine Glade, 2021
Slate, Wood, Steel, Water, Brushes, Air, Light, Time

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  1. Christine
    Christine says:

    Thank you! I hope you get to try it! Once I start writing on it (I tend to draw on it, I’ve seen others write words,) I get lost in the natural process of creation/erasure.

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