Javier D’Ambrosio’s seemingly simple structures are much more nuanced; his vibrant sculptures and installations include discarded natural elements like animal wings, feathers, and ossuaries collected in rural and desert environments throughout the world. Parallels have been drawn between his art and African traditions; as one critic said, “Javier D’Ambrosio’s work relates to a religious practice of the African continent. His sculptures, artifacts, assemblages, and installations go far beyond art, to ritual. D’Ambrosio invites the viewer to “coexist between the human and the divine,” interpreting his pieces as both cultural artifacts and healing objects.
Source: NY Art Beats