Eric Pedersen: Reliquary - Left side Reliquary - Left side

The Reliquary was a cast bronze piece developed during my school years at the University of Minnesota. The piece used the lost-wax method of creating the cast and the bronze was poured by our class in the school’s foundry. Chasing, patina and a transparent layer of paint was then added. The piece talks about structure and makes a joke about the history of the reliquary objects found in Churches that are said to host the remains of Saints. Many churches for instance make a claim of hosting the index finger of Saint Thomas, for instance, but in this version I’ve included casts of my own fingers.

Media: Cast bronze, lost wax method, patina and acrylic paint
Dimensions: The main piece is approximately 6" x 8" x 6"