Using the Wrong Imagery

A series inspired by the famous relief panels from the 8th century BCE Nimrud palace of Ashur-nasir-pal II. 


The project began years ago, the cracks in the alabaster appealing to my rock-climber sensibilities. I am now following with sadness and horror the deliberate destruction of the ancient artifacts by the bulldozers and sledgehammers of ISIS, and this project has taken on a new dimension as a means of preservation and tribute.

 
Using The Wrong Imagery  installation at  The Missing: Rebuilding the Past,  John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY, 2017

Using The Wrong Imagery installation at The Missing: Rebuilding the Past, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, New York, NY, 2017