"Making art is the closest we can get to God without actually having to be good."
(Dominic Rouse - The Artist's Journal, February 2001)
Artist - DOMINIC ROUSE
Title - Under Construction
Print - Archival Pigment Ink Print
Paper Size - 34" x 23" (86 x 58 cm)
Image Size - 27" x 21" (68 x 54 cm)
Edition - 1/4
Image Date - October 2005
Print Date - September 2006
Catalogue - DHR050BW
Condition - Mint
Signed & numbered in pencil
Artist blind stamp
Certificate of Print Authenticity
A seamless composition comprising more than 70 original transparencies photographed in various corners of the globe.
'Under Construction' is a comment on the nature of belief and, as the title implies, contends that humanity's various belief systems are - at best - merely ongoing works in progress. It was inspired by the cultural shock of moving to a Buddhist society after more than forty years spent living in Western Europe.
The Buddhist temple that forms the back drop for this intriguing image is called 'The Sanctuary of Truth' located in Eastern Thailand. It is made entirely of hand-carved wood and is itself permanently under construction.