"Transfusion"

Eric McGehearty

Stainless steel, surgical tubing, the Bible and the Quran

24" x 15" x 5"

2007

In this work the Bible and the Quran are connected by surgical tubing. Transfusion is a work that is primarily about communication. The ideas within books can either bind people together or be used to separate them. Transfusion illustrates both aspects of that paradigm. This piece comes from a series of work that relates the human body to the body of text, drawing a parallel between the words in the book and the life-giving blood of our bodies. I am presenting the books connected in a state of constant dialogue. I hope that this work leads one to think about the commonality between the two religions rather than their differences.