Amy Costello | Ancient Marigold Canister, Restored

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Amy Costello | Ancient Marigold Canister, Restored
350.00USD+ applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 Jul 13 @ 13:52UTC-4 : AST/EDT
Amy Costello | Salt Lake City, Utah
Ancient Marigold Canister, Restored
Basswood and milkpaint
6 x 3 x 3 | 15.24 x 7.62 x 7.62 cm

Artist Statement: This piece was carved and painted, then “aged” with water and sandpaper. Half of it was then “restored” by carving away the paint.
Many of the sculptures from ancient Greece were originally painted, but we usually think of them as white.
So which side of my canister is closer to being “right”? Does restoring ancient artwork mean making it as close to the original as possible, or does it mean making the piece as clean and pristine as possible? How does projecting our own tastes onto an ancient work affect our ability to truly appreciate the culture it came from?

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