Poly Clay, Solar Charged Battery, Paper Box, approx. 10" x 10"
Sun Altar is a sculptural and performance work inspired by the book An Historical and Geographical Description of Formosa, an Island subject to the Emperor of Japan by George Psalmanazar.
George Psalmanazar was a Frenchman who claimed to be the first native of Formosa to visit Europe. For some years he convinced many in Britain, but he was later revealed to be an impostor and fake.
Being an actual Formosan, I decided to recreated an illustration of a sun altar from the book, by combining an LED light with a solar charged battery.