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Lucy Skaer @ London Mithraeum
22 October 2020 - 15 May 2021
Our latest commission, Forest on Fire, developed by contemporary artist Lucy Skaer is available for viewing digitally.
The installation is inspired by the image of the Tauroctony, the iconic centrepiece of Roman Mithraic mysteries. The Tauroctony depicts the god Mithras slaying a bull, surrounded by strange but precise images telling the story of recreation and the universe. Skaer’s installation explores the way symbols are created and read, abstracting known objects into sculptural forms, which in turn create a play on words and narrative associations.
The exhibition features a series of bronze-cast animal pelts and abstract, carved stone animal heads, supported by stone basins. The forms are contained within a cast bronze boundary to form a symbolic space that highlights the journey between abstraction, imagination, material and figuration.