in the footsteps of columba

Around 560, Columba copied a psalter manuscript on the sly at the scriptorium of his mentor Finnian, who claimed ownership of the copy.  The dispute between Columba and Finnian escalated: about 3,000 men were killed at the resulting Battle of Cúl Dreimhne.  Columba was held responsible for these deaths and exiled to Scotland, charged with converting as many people to Christianity as had been killed in the battle.

In 563, he was given land on the island of Iona which became his base for converting the Picts to Christianity.

In the footsteps of Columba … new goddesses for old, free psychotherapy,  legitimized gender inequality, the Cathach, snake oil and churches named after him all over Scotland.

2013

Digital collage

The monk’s legacy

The book of the dead – digital collage & cross stitch

The song remains the same

2013

Screenprint

Three Hail Marys – 50x80cm – edition: 10

Hail Mary III- 35x50cm  – edition: 3

Hail Mary II – 35x50cm  – edition: 3

Hail Mary I – 35x50cm  – edition: 3

Mantilla – 35x50cm – edition: 5

2013

brother columba’s travelling salvation show – assemblage – gilded suitcase, bibles, icons, shells, scapulars, medallions and some bottled Catholicism (absolution, plenary indulgences, original sin) – 30x20x10cm

2013

the travelling salesman – assemblage – gilded suitcase, rosaries, celtic crosses, medallions, bibles, icons, prayers, and some bottled Christianity (original sin, divine mystery, holy trinity, baptism, absolution & commandments) – 25x17x8cm