Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tangled LImbs

This is another piece in the Axis Mundi series which explores the sacred in our every day lives. This one uses the literal body as the space of sacrality. We are strange creatures who both worship and degrade our bodies. We suffer under cultural expectations of what is beautiful and we suffer at the hands of others both intentionally and unintentionally. And yet, if we are created in the image of God, and somehow that means we have been made as physical beings, the human body in a substantive way is sacred.

I love how this piece came together. I was not interested in trying to perfectly match the structure of one to the other but rather the suggestion of line and movement toward and sort of embrace of the other.