Sacrifice is a multimedia art piece that was created by making marker and white-out drawings on a single sheet of 8.5x11” paper. It depicts the biblical story of God asking Abraham to sacrifice his only son Isaac as proof of his faith in him. As each image is completed it is defaced and buried forever under the drawing that succeeds it. What ensues is a meditation on the theme of sacrifice. The entire artistic journey would have vanished forever had a scan not been made of each drawing progression and used as an animation frame. It is remembered here in the complete piece – Sacrifice.
Sacrifice was initially created as part of an an interactive, mixed-media art installation and performance piece created by artists Yaron Dotan, Kai Hazelwood, Christine Suarez and Ashira Siegal Fox at the Atwater Village Theater. It was sponsored by Culture Lab, an interdisciplinary arts program, presented by the Silverlake Independent Jewish Community Center (SIJCC).
It is now a stand-alone piece that has been featured at the Venice Fine Art Film Festival, LACDA and Surrogate Gallery Projects. It will soon be presented at the Taiwan National Museum of Fine Art as part of a group show.