All art is at once surface and symbol

24.08.2017

The Underwater Temple, a free standing sculpture executed by Yvette Endrijautzki, has been created for a short puppet film by Seattle artist Elijah Evenson. This animated short movie is a DIY production created in 2016, initially for a part of a documentary created by filmmaker Gisella Bustillos called "A Brief History of Time Travel". The idea of traveling through time, of going to the future or visiting the past, has been with us actually before the science behind space and time was even discovered....

 

"The earliest known written story of that, has elements of time travel going as far back as 400 C.E. appearing in the Mahabharata, one of the greatest epic poems of ancient India and the longest epic in world literature. There are many popular stories of the King Revata, in the Saturyuga, in the first yuga. Revata was ruling and he had a very beautiful daughter. An as the story goes, he wanted to find a suitable husband for her. So he went to the creator god Brahma, and took his daughter with him....."

In Elijah's KING REVATA , Yvette's aquatic temple, nebulized in special effects, is a main prop in this film, lancing through many different scenes. It measures about 3 x 3 x 1,5 foot and is made out of found objects, religious relics and tools, middle eastern jewelry and symbolic artifacts.

In 2016, the city of Normandy Park has been displaying the temple for the Normandy Park Festival of the Arts, including the hand made puppets fabricated by Elijah Evenson.

 

Serpent and Crow Arts has been so kind to enabling further art exhibits, 

displaying the temple and a few of my newer assemblage sculptures at the

"B-Town Beat"- Art Walk in Burien at 

Jay Lauris Jewelers studio.

 

Below, you find a section of the

short film King Revata.

Currently it has no sound, as it is still in production.

 

If you are interested in viewing the Underwater Temple,

please contact

curator Amber Nichol at

 

amberraven@gmail.com.

 

 

Currently, I am seeking for new display possibilities, preferable showcases, foyers, art schools or windows. 

 

For questions about the movie, please contact Elijah Evenson at elijahevenson@gmail.com. 

Here the clip:                    

Enjoy!

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