Relics grew out of Pasquarelli’s research and interviews with hoarders. Seeking to better understand the hoarder’s desire to hold onto broken objects that no longer serve their function, Pasquarelli learned that it was often memories or past events associated with the object that kept the hoarder from letting the possession go. Each Relic painting contains a unique augmented reality film created by Pasquarelli, representing a memory or event associated with the object. To activate the augmented reality, one points a smart phone up to the painting, using the HP REVEAL app, which launches the film directly over the painting.

AUGMENTED REALITY DEMO Click video to see how the augmented reality works with the paintings.


Relic (bottle ) 2019, 18” x 14”, oil on linen, (AR component below) Duration 00:00:37

Relic (bottle)
2019, 18” x 14”, oil on linen, (AR component below) Duration 00:00:37


Relic (bowl)  2019, 18” x 14”, oil on linen, (AR component below) Duration 00:01:28

Relic (bowl)
2019, 18” x 14”, oil on linen, (AR component below) Duration 00:01:28


Relics  (vase) 2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen, (AR component below) Duration 00:00:30

Relics (vase)
2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen, (AR component below) Duration 00:00:30


Relics  (mug) 2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen, (AR component below) Duration 00:00:30

Relics (mug)
2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen, (AR component below) Duration 00:00:30


Relic  (muffin pan) 2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen (AR component below) Duration 00:00:30

Relic (muffin pan)
2017, 18" x 14", oil on linen (AR component below) Duration 00:00:30


Relic (garden shears)  2017, 18” x 14” Oil on linen (AR component below) Duration 00:00:30

Relic (garden shears)
2017, 18” x 14” Oil on linen (AR component below) Duration 00:00:30


These instructions are for installing HP Reveal on either a smart phone or a tablet. Once installed, the HP Reveal app will launch Pasquarelli’s films on any of his Relic paintings whether the smart device is aimed at a painting in person or at an image of the painting on a website or in a brochure or catalog.