Holy Fire by Arden Scott

BOMB 6 Summer 1983
006 Summer 1983
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Arden Scott, Holy fire, 1982, carved wood, rubble, barbed wire, flag, wood painted gold leaf, 11’ 6” x 9’ x 12’.

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006 Summer 1983