Divine Portals

by Annie Kilburn

Sydney artist Kyle Montgomery’s infatuation with the afterlife is intriguing to say the least. He finds himself exploring symbolic items from both religious and spiritual realms then comparing their relevance to one another through various sculptural forms.

It has become an obsession, relentlessly hunting for unwanted Mary statues - a commonly used icon for the christian faith, seen to offer guidance and support on the path to life after death. At the same time, his interest in crystals and the knowledge and power they are said to contain, symbolise relevance to those on a more spiritual front.