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A reliquary (also referred to as a shrine, chasse or monstrance) is a container for relics. These may be the physical remains of saints, such as bones, pieces of clothing, or some object associated with saints or other religious figures. (Wikipedia)

This is my second and most current reliquary series. Each found item that I used has as its premise or inspiration, the element of measure. My fascination with devices that measure became apparent when working on Tirettes Epuise'es, the first piece in the series. My studio and wood shop is full of measuring devices, and I have watched the evolution to digital devices over the last few years. I began to look for tools and devices that could be considered a relic if not now, in the future.

Relics and Reliquaries: Kettle Thermometer
Mixed-media on archival support
18 1/4" x 24 1/4" x 2 1/2" d.
2012
Relics and Reliquaries: Kettle Thermometer
Mixed-media on archival support
18 1/4" x 24 1/4" x 2 1/2" d.
2012
Relics and Reliquaries: Chalk Line
Mixed-media
24 5/16" sq. x 2 11/16" d.
2012
Relics and Reliquaries: Chalk Line
Mixed-media
24 5/16" sq. x 2 11/16" d.
2012
Relics and Reliquaries: Thermometer
20 3/4" x 16 5/8 x 2 13/16"
2012
Relics and Reliquaries: Thermometer
Mixed-media on archival support
20 3/4" x 16 5/8 x 2 13/16"
2012
Relics and Reliquaries: Thermometer
Mixed-media
20 3/4" x 16 5/8 x 2 13/16"
2012
Relics and Reliquaries: Thermometer
Mixed-media on archival support
20 3/4" x 16 5/8 x 2 13/16"
2012
Relics and Reliquaries: Compass
Mixed-media
12 1/16" sq. x 2 1/2" d.
2012
Relics and Reliquaries: Compass
Mixed-media
12 1/16" sq.
2012
Relics and Reliquaries: Compass
Mixed-media on archival support
12 1/16" sq.
2012
Relics and Reliquaries: Surveyor Level
Mixed-media
21" x 17" x 2 5/8" d.
2012
Relics and Reliquaries: Surveyor Level
Mixed-media
21 x 17 x 2 5/8"
2012
Relics and Reliquaries: Surveyor Level
Mixed-media on archival support
21" x 17" x 2 5/8"
2012
Relics and Reliquaries: Toulon
Mixed-media
16 1/4" x 8 1/8" x 2 5/8"
2012
Relics and Reliquaries: Toulon
Mixed-media
16 1/4" x 8 1/8" x 2 5/8"
2012
Relics and Reliquaries: Tape Measure
Mixed-media on archival support
18 1/4" sq. x 2 5/8" d.
2011
Ritual and Reliquaries: Tape Measure
18 1/4" sq. x 2 5/8" d.
2011
Relics and Reliquaries: Tape Measure
Mixed on archival support
18 1/4" sq. x 2 5/8" d.
Relics and Reliquaries: Tape Measure
Mixed on archival support
24 1/2" sq. x 2 1/2" d.
Relics and Reliquaries: 
Carpenters Ruler
Mixed-media on archival support
14 3/16" x 11 3/16" x 2 3/8" d.
Relics and Reliquaries:
Carpenters Ruler
Mixed-media on archival support
14 3/16" x 11 3/16" x 2 3/8" d.
January 2011
Relics and Reliquaries:
Carpenters Rule
Mixed-media on archival support
14 3/16" x 11 3/16" x 2 3/8" d.
Relics and Reliquaries: Glass Ruler
Mixed-media on archival support
14 3/16" x 11 3/16" x 2 3/8" d.
Relics and Reliquaries:
Glass Ruler
Mixed-media on archival support
14 3/16" x 11 3/16" x 2 3/8" d.
Relics and Reliquaries: Glass Ruler
Detail view
Mixed-media on archival support
14 3/16" x 11 3/16" x 2 3/8" d.
Relics and Reliquaries: Horology
Mixed on archival support
16 3/16" x 20 1/8"
2011
Relics and Reliquaries: Horology
Mixed on archival support
16 3/16 x 20 1/8 x 2 1/4" d.
Relics and Reliquaries: Tirettes Epuise'es
Mixed on archival support
12" x 16 3/4" x 1 1/2" d.
Relics and Reliquaries: Tirettes Epuise'es
Mixed on archival support
12" x 16 3/4" x 1 1/2" d.