Roses can mend a broken heart, aid in the recovery of a cold, and make your skin look more youthful. If you ever find yourself day-dreaming about taking a bath with rose petals, it’s because it’s in your ancestry. Roses have symbolic, metaphysical and medicinal properties that have been a part of the human existence since ancient civilization. Some of the women who have been treasured as the most beautiful, mysterious and appealing were lovers of the rose. These women understood the quiet healing properties these beautiful flowers possessed on a cosmic level.
This Lucifer installation is part of a bigger “Morning Star” installation series, which depicts the fallen angel struggling among a webbing of telegraph lines. The massive statue, created from wax and real feathers, is suspended over a former altar space. Ornate stained glass windows illuminate the contrasts of light and shadow that are cast over the statue, intensifying the ominous statement that many have tried to interpret it to be. Perhaps it is intentional that Mr. Fryer has not personally released a statement on what the statue is meant to represent exactly, but we can draw quite a few conclusions as to what he was intending to express.