2022 Grad Show

Narda Ray

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Drawing

My art is influenced by my spiritual history and transformation. I was raised in a family deeply rooted in a Protestant tradition, guided primarily by the Christian bible but also values of the Profamily movement such as traditional gender roles. Like all children, my orientation was created by the adults in my life and the world that I was exposed to, but inevitably provoked a reorientation when my personal beliefs differed. The materials and the process that I use refer to this reorientation and speak of transformation. My work also contains memorial-elements to speak about loss. Reorientation results in a loss of community, loss of faith, loss of security in this life and in the afterlife.

Logos

2022

Pulped bible, wire, lights

3'x3'x8.5'

Memento

2022

Silkscreen prints on newsprint and mylar, transparency prints, and drawings; mounted on paper made from pulped bible and The White Outfit.

A series of 27 measuring 9"x7.5"

The Consummate Text

2022

pulped bible on mesh, rusty nails, linen bookbinding thread

10"x60"

To Lynn Whom I Love

2022

Pulped bible, mixed media with audio

Special thanks to Angie Doyke, Jenny Nickel, Katie B, Leigh Schüler, Morghan Tollefsrud, Manpreet Parmar, Pam Vickerson, and Steven Doyle for their contributions.

Family (Alice and Shirley)

2022

Bible covers, wood, plexiglass, paper pulp, rusty nails, adhesive, found objects.

A bible for girls

2022

Pulped bible, cut bible, illustrations from children’s bibles, ink, and pencil crayon on boards

26 boards at 6”x6” each

In Memoriam

2021

Altar, linen, nails, pulped bible

55"x18"x24"

Born Again

2021

Pulped bible, rusted bible pulp, altered images from the Golden Children's Bible, garbage, metal, thread, ink on board.

38"x32"