Artist Michelle Knox’s sculptures are created piece-by-piece and composed with a minimalist logic. She works in a diverse set of media that speaks to the history of sculpture: wood, concrete, and metal, as well as glass. These materials are combined with traditional and non-traditional means. Scale and physicality are important aspects of her work. They speak both to the process of making, the literal physical interaction with large masses of material, as well as afford me the ability to speak to architecture – the scale larger than oneself.
The Reliquary series began when Knox developed an interest in Buddhist Stuppas and wanted to explore them in a contemporary way. Stuppas traditionally symbolized five elements: Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Space. Knox’s exploration of these forms adds a sixth element: time or memory, often referenced in the title of the work.
Approximate dimensions: 20” by 7”