At the Altar: Dance of the Serpents
Mixed Media, Installation, 2014
For this iteration of At The Altar: Dance of the Serpents, I have surrounded that altar with a square frame of rice. Within the rice, stands the makings of an altar and prayer blanket. Depending on the time period and location within the world rice is a staple food, intricate to the rise of specific civilizations and cultural traditions. Conversely, it also has been used a tool to inflict pain as a form of punishment. Within this installation, the rice is meant to metaphysically represent the inner yet critical strife and dialogue the can occur when teaching, disciplining and quieting the mind in attempt to manage or change one’s own thoughts and or behaviors.