This is a large painting/collage, part of an installation piece (1 of 4) comprised of several similar panels. The piece is made out of mostly wood. The majority of the piece is painted gold, with a red border and lots of Greek writing in red paint. There is a sun in the top left hand corner and six separately painted piece of wood attached at various places through out the piece. On the left side of the panel, a metal measuring device with an electric outlet prong hanging off of it is attached. In the top right hand corner is an empty light bulb socket with a long gold chain hanging from it. Below that is a small black button. Attached to the back of the piece is a long extension cord.
This is Thomas Xenakis's artistic interpretation of Doxology. (part 1of a series of 4 pieces.) The focus or inspiration for this piece is derived from events and rituals taking place mostly during Lent; chants/ song practiced on Holy Thursday and Great Friday. Its the artists visual interpretation of the Hymn. The numbers in the framed spaces correspond both to the paintings and the Greek text on the art panel.
About the donor and artist: Thomas Xenakis is a trained artist and acedemic lecturer. Currently giving lectures at Georgetown University and Marymount University, in Arlington ,VA. He studied the work of Greek Neo Byzantines and trained in the theology of the Icon, as well as done extensive reasearch on the history of the Icon as far as the Greek Orthodox Church is concerned.
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Assemblage, 2000, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7953. Accessed 03/30/23.