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Sacred Wound  (13 of 19)

The orange colored outer shell of The Sacred Wound is made from the hood of a 1941 Case tractor. The circular hole and center seam of the hood were cut with a torch to form the blackened edged double doors. There is a full cedar figure standing behind the doors. When the outer doors are closed the dimly lit face of the inner figure can be seen through the circular hole that has been cut into the tractor hood.

Under the left hand of the figure is a glowing blue chest wound. The blue glow shines through the fingers of the hand covering the wound. The doors and the figure have been installed into the burned-out hollow of a fallen tree. The tree bark has been left on the outer surface of the sides and back of the piece. The topknot and long hair are made from unraveled black and orange rope.
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