The Altar and Temple Series are small intimate worlds that draw you near, both into the art itself and inward to your own Self. Life on Earth is a great play of opposites where both immense joys and unspeakable tragedies are experienced. These pieces are a reminder of the only true sanctuary, within.
They began with a collection of old cigar boxes and evolved out of my affinity for old and ancient sacred spaces and places – temples, roadside shrines, spirit houses, chapels, ashrams, and monasteries. There is a grace and beauty in their timeworn surfaces and aged features and I feel most drawn to the ones that are off-balance and imperfect. No matter how old or falling apart, they are still standing, and a depth of silence pervades these sacred gathering places. They evoke a sense of peace and remembrance as if I’d been there, once before, a long time ago.