The Reliquarium represents a space between spaces. We are the archive containing relics of life and death, of the dream we are all part of. Each creation under the Reliquarium is a ritual done in reverence to the undying beauty and immense power that exists within the cycle of creation. The processes of life, growth, and death are infused within every aspect of our lives, and we of the Reliquarium strive in all aspects of our work to allow such processes to guide and define our practice. Thus we draw from the abundant beauty of the natural world, in the things many see as dead and gone. We create relics, effigies of concepts fossilized within our cultural zeitgeist to generate questions about how we live and die and what it means to be human.
An artist trained by the woods of Maine, the work of Logan is best described as fusion of life and death with a notion of time as the ultimate orchestrator of all things. Drawing from the mysteries of the past; from the desiccated roots of a great first growth tree, or the corroded vertebra and skull of a deer that died winters past, he works specifically with the anatomy of what once lived. Creating relics of organic systems that mimic concepts fossilized within our cultural zeitgeist he generates questions about how we live and how we die. The visceral way Logan works is purely reactionary to the materials being worked, growing and dying in each moment to be transmuted in a constantly evolving cycle of the unending process that we are all subject to.
“The transformation of life through growth
Death of an object, birth of creation
Transcendence of Energy through
Body manifesting power
Material as waste and death
Preserving, controlling death
Growing process of cancerous multi-layers
Sublimation, realization, life”