My work explores perceived reality through theory and materials. My recent work examined esoteric rituals and performance. I used performance to simulate individual devotion. The wearable art depicted in the performance acts as a conduit to a spiritual plane, making the fleeting concept of spirituality a solid, tangible object. By placing the wearable art into a physical space, I invoke worship as a concept. Thus the art acts as a point of focus which may spark a spiritual awakening.
By investigating religious ceremonies and practices from around the world, I found light, fire, water and dance to be recurring themes. I have used these themes throughout this installation.
I have created a liminal space for the viewer to explore their own relationship to the divine. This liminal space gives room to play by exposing a gap in everyday commitments and spirituality/devotion.
Art as Ceremony