The Golden Hour

From Saint John Chrysostom (“Golden Mouthed”) Melkite Church (former home of Coca-Cola magnate Asa Candler) to Frederic Church via coca and shamanic gold work: Coca tea brewed as medicine with water from Hudson River School landscape painter Frederic Church’s home, Olana, was bottled in gold-leafed Coca-Cola bottles. This action exists in relation to Reichel-Dolmatoff’s Goldwork and Shamanism An Iconographic Study of the Gold Museum of the Banco de la Republica, Colombia and postcards of Church’s painting The Andes of Ecuador which is housed in tobacco baron R. J. Reynold’s former home, now an art museum.