7 Deadly Sins
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Artist Elyse Weidner
Seven Deadly Sins
I am continuously drawn to working with neon—exploring and using neon tubing in art, and also learning to sculpt glass into creative and colorful forms. I heat glass tubing, bending it to form a shape, and then fill the tubes with noble gases that will glow when exposed to electricity. There is nothing I enjoy more than making something from scratch and then lighting it up.
While researching, I came across a web post of a cancer sufferer. Among the comments was a message from a young man who told the cancer sufferer that he was a sinner and that all he needed to do was put God back into his life. This made me decide to create a piece based off of the seven deadly sins which would reflect the sometimes hypocritical views of humanity.
By illuminating each sin, we are confronted with the words. The composition consists of the definition, the Bible context and the punishment. The message is that we all sin. Each of us has committed at least one in our lifetime. To blame the suffering of others on sin is to loose one’s own humanity and understanding of our fellow man.
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