'Faith' by Eddie Colla, 2021
23.5 x 11.5 Inches
Acid-Etched metal print on solid copper panel.
Limited Edition of 40 (#26/40)
Hand-signed and numbered by the artist in black on reverse.
Includes original artist-signed 1xRUN COA.
ABOUT THE ART
"This piece was made for an exhibition in 2017 called 'Inviolable'. The entire exhibit was very much about a situation not unlike this current pandemic. The characters portrayed are tattered, seemingly exhausted, and in a sort of survival mode. My interest in this is to imagine who people are when the constructs of society are no longer functioning. Infrastructure, economies, technology are all very fragile constructed systems. Imagining that type of an event, I try to investigate primarily two things:
1) What aspects of who we are as humans––both individually and as a race––are inviolable?
2) The idea of atavistic tendencies.
The show was built around this piece of text:
In the end there will be no end
Nor God nor Redemption
Memories of Failure
The Residue of Arrogance
The Solitude of Endurance
We Find Ourselves
Pronounce this in Silence
We have Risen
"Each piece in the exhibit was to represent each line of text, 'Faith' being the third line. Oddly enough, 1xRUN and myself began production of this edition well before the current state of affairs. The world is funny sometimes. I can't think of a more appropriate time to release a piece about faith."
"Faith means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. I personally am not a religious person at all, so this is not about religion. It’s really about the things that we strongly believe in, which guide us in times when the outcome is in no way guaranteed."
– Eddie Colla