‘Rituals: Megalithomania’ is a signed and numbered limited edition giclée print.
The sculpture is taken from Jam Sutton’s Venice exhibition of the same name, exploring the concept of ancient Ritual and what it means today in our society.
As part of the sculpture process, archaeological megaliths were digitally scanned, contrasting the primitive Neolithic techniques used to create these stone structures thousands of years ago. The monuments are over 5,000 years old and are examples of advancement in ancient humans.
The stone circles and megaliths are still subject of investigation, meanings and rational have evolved over centuries, each generation applying their own theories regarding the purpose of these structures. From folklore, mythology and ritual, the stones explanations have changed over time, projecting the current inhabitants understanding of the past.
An adapted 19th century archaeological illustration of Avebury’s stone circles has been applied to the print edition in palladium leaf. The map explores how consumption behaviour is ritualised, brand symbolism transfers cultural meaning to objects, obtaining these goods becomes a ritual and transfers properties of meaning onto the consumer.
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