Patrick Turk

"Toil" Contemporary Psychedelic Visualization of the Biblical Book of Genesis 2016



Hand cut books, card stock, and acrylic medium on panel


Contemporary psychedelic visualization of the Biblical book of Genesis by Houston, TX artist Patrick Turk. This piece was part of a show that Turk organized titled "All of this from Nothing" in 2016 at Cris Worley Fine Arts. All of the works in this show were similar pentagonal collages of Biblical themes explored in the book of Genesis. This particular work features hand cut books and cardstock images of early Adam and Eve style gatherers, skeletal hands, and green foliage. Signed by the artist on the reverse. Currently unframed, but comes with wall hangers.

Artist Biography

Quasi-scientist and self-taught artist, Patrick Turk explores the mysteries of the universe in his highly detailed and imaginative hand-cut paper assemblages. Images taken from any number of resources including: science-fiction novels, encyclopedias, history and scientific diagrams, are cut and assembled in oftentimes multidimensional surfaces to create a curious and dark narrative. Says Turk, “The intense levels of detail become a microcosm, forming a reflection of the human relationship to the plasticity of time and space, and to the process of self-unfolding.” Patrick Turk was born in Galveston, Texas and lives and works in Houston.


H 33 in. x W 33 in. x D 7 in. (17.78 cm)