David Mach – Jesus Christ match-head sculpture
British artist David Mach, is world-famous for his art, including his meticulous creation of art on… match-heads. And David, wishing to take art to the next level, not only creates the finest detail in his art, but offers it up as a final sacrifice by setting it alight.
After creating the miniscule art, David set alight his match-head sculpture, Jesus Christ, as the final creative act of the Precious Light exhibition at Edinburgh City Art Centre. The performance took place at a private view for collectors. The transformed sculpture went back on display on at the City Art Centre, where the exhibition was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.
The process of burning is used by David as a creative and metamorphic force in his work and this performance is part of his ongoing creation of new pieces during the Precious Light exhibition. He moved his entire studio from London to the third floor of the City Art Centre for the duration of the show and unveilled a colossal decoupage of the Last Supper, created at Edinburgh City Art Centre, later that month.
The match-head sculptures form part of Mach’s Precious Light exhibition, which contains 70 works of art, including 40 major pieces, exhibited across five floors of the City Art Centre in Edinburgh.