Barbara Arum

Sculpture, Medals, Furniture

Sculptor, Medallist, & Furniture Maker

Reliquaries are structures that hold relics.  The reliquary series reflect my interest in the environment.  They hold objects found along my journey in life.  Many of these objects show the beauty of natural forms in nature, others are sculptural.

The viewer is invited to interact with the sculpture.  By opening the doors, the viewer participates and explores in the journey, invoking a similar reaction of discovery to that of mine.  Some doors were created by combining the work of local artisans of Cameroon, Brazil and Peru with mine, thereby entwining my spirit and energy with that of the place, the materials, and the indigenous people.