Redefining Relics

African Money Knife (640x574)

Since I cleaned up my studio I’ve had lots of unusual objects from my past come to the surface, like this African Money Knife. Susan gave me this relic 20 years ago, and there it stayed, stashed in my studio, a gorgeous relic from another continent, out of the past.

This object is forged metal, wrapped in removable animal hide. If the owner wanted to cut something, they would just unwrap it- the blade still would be fantastic with a little sharpening! If they wanted to use it as money, they would just wrap it back up and trade it.

Well, this relic plays a very important part in the African Santos I am working on. I will post it as soon as I can, in progress, but for now, I thought you’d enjoy seeing the money knife outside of the piece. Soon this relic will be redefined.

Have a blessed day! May your creativity flow!



About Linda Lenart McNulty

I am an artist with a spirit to share, inspire and heal others through my work, which is currently exploring the Awakening of the Santos Cage figurative form in sculpture and intaglio painting. My quest is to channel art through Spirit, while bringing others into connection with their creative selves, using the joy of life, the gift of color and the discovery of form as vehicles to expression. Find me at:
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One Response to Redefining Relics

  1. Lara says:

    Very cool!

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