The Word Was Made Flesh I, 2012

ø 135 x 160 cm, mixed media

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14, King James Version)

The glass bell is a recurring theme in Arnix’s work. It allows us to observe without interfering with the situation. In many communities keeping silent is the glass bell, more often referred to as the mantle of love covering injustice. It is an impermeable shell intended to keep outsiders and criticism out. We see a “Holland” village face in which the church with its mighty phallus stands in the centre. The tower symbolises power. Despite everything normal life goes on. People do the laundry, ride a horse, bicycle around and bury their beloved ones… The one who really observes sharply sees that everything continues, even abuse. Actually it looks like it was inspired by a 3-d painting by Hieronymus Bosch in the year 2012. Enjoy; there is so much to see!