“American balloonist Donald Piccard making the world’s first manned flight in a plastic multicylinder balloon, or high-altitude balloon cluster, Sept. 1, 1957.” Ted Russell—Time Life Pictures/Getty Images (via)
The Hebrew tetragrammaton for Yahweh, surrounded by three equilateral triangles, each encasing an “A” signifying the Greek word for holy, “agios.”
While clear references to the Trinity are signified by the geometry, the word “agios” in triplicate is reminiscent of the phrase: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God almighty, who was, who is, and who is to come.”
Relics is a project playing off the idea that the white Greek statues that we see now were once bright, colorful and vibrant. I wanted to bring that idea to the most colorful and vibrant decade ever, THE 80’s!