A relic is something that has historic interest because
of its age and associations with the past, and that serves as a keepsake.
In the Catholic faith a relic is an object esteemed and venerated because
of association with a saint or martyr.
The word reliquary comes from the French word reliquaire, meaning “a receptacle,
or shrine, for keeping and displaying sacred relics and objects.”
The “Holy Relics and Reliquaries” collection is inspired by Medieval Era religious relics and reliquaries, and addresses my passionate interest in Holy Scripture and the collecting of fossils, rocks, religious symbols and artifacts from antiquity. Each reliquary is nuanced with textures and layers created by carving, applying handmade papers, painting, and sanding that make the surfaces appear to be softened by time. A variety of components are incorporated into these assemblages, each designed to represent and honor an aspect of my faith.
Jim Baker is a New Mexican multi-media artist
working in the creation of three dimensional sacred sculptures.
His work is strongly influenced by spiritual and religious symbols, metaphors, relics, and artifacts.
For more information check out Jim’s Facebook Page:
or Website at:
or the Jemez Fine Art Gallery Website at:
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