Ian Crawley
The Seven Deadly Sins
AngerThe Seven Deadly Sins
LustThe Seven Deadly Sins
GreedThe Seven Deadly Sins
EnvyThe Seven Deadly Sins
GluttonyThe Seven Deadly Sins
PrideThe Seven Deadly Sins
SlothThe Seven Deadly Sins
Judge Not (Set yourself free)The Seven Deadly Sins
In case of emergency...The Seven Deadly Sins
In case of emergency...
(detail)The Seven Deadly Sins
Naughty BoysThe Seven Deadly Sins
Naughty Boys (detail)The Seven Deadly Sins
Madonna (Casting Stones)
Seven Deadly Sins
The Seven Deadly Sins
This work was produced for a group show entitled The Seven Deadly Sins. At the time I was interested in using everyday materials to investigate mans interaction with nature.

Since the beginning of time human beings throughout the world have used natural materials like sticks and stones to make connections between the physical world and their spiritual needs. Many of these materials were used to try and explore the meaning and mystery of life and became symbols for their faith and belief.

It has been documented in many religions throughout the world that “Stoning” was a punishment for those caught committing a sin. Therefore it seemed that using a stone was an appropriate symbol for exploring visually, the seven deadly sins.

I approached the theme in various ways, depicting the sins such as Anger, Envy, Lust etc, as a “material” metaphor. Others were tongue- in- cheek such as “In case of emergency…” while others adapted familiar icons of faith such as the Madonna and St. Christopher
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