This interactive devotional installation invites viewers to stencil ashes onto a friend’s forehead. Three stencils were cut out of transparent acetate in the shape of a broken heart. Three sizes of the same shape were available to accommodate a range of forehead sizes. The ashes were contained in a ubiquitous crystal ash tray. The ashes were purchased from a liturgical supply retailer and the ash tray was stolen from a Minneapolis bar. Viewers are invited to sit across from each other at a small table under a low-hanging kitchen table light. Burlap was hung on the wall adjacent to the table.
This activity echoes the liturgy of Ash Wednesday, a liturgical holiday which marks the beginning of Lent. Traditionally, Ash Wednesday worshipers receive ashes in a cross-shape on their forehead as a reminder of mortality. In both the traditional liturgy and the Heartbreak Exhibition version, participants are reminded, “From dust you came, and from dust you shall return.”
john the baptizer
cootiecatcher vs. calamity invitation
wide-angle view of installation in YFAC gallery
what would you do if you were not afraid?
view of anvilhead from second level in gallery
do you deserve what you can protect?
what does the other side of your fear look like?
what difference does faith make?
what do you do with the calm between the storms?
is doubt the opposite of faith?
is tomorrow so guaranteed?
what will you live without?
view of gallery with digital print on wall and cootiecatchers on tables
installation as seen from blower
"artsy photo" from blower
make your own cootiecatcher table, complete with stickers and pencils
installation from below
installation from above
view of pedestals over cootiecatchers
cootiecatcher scale study
silver & black cootiecatchers
are you really sure?
silver & black cootiecatchers from above
a table full of the little buggers
value thru texture study
gradual scale study
YFAC gallery main entry with view of installation thru window
prep drawing for installation #21
YFAC gallery main entry close up
prep drawing for installation #22
view of installation from outside thru main gallery window
prep drawing for installation #23
view of installation from outside thru side window
Communion Wafer Piñata
Heart of Stone
Heart of Flesh
Heart of Stone Directions
Heart of Flesh Directions
Turning Heart Directions
View of Gallery Above Heart Balloon
BeanBag Throw Game
BeanBag Throw in Action
3 Heart-Shaped Sculptural Piñatas
Heart of Scripture Piñata
Easy Cheese Piñata
Heart Pinata Swinging Once
Heart Pinata Swinging Twice
Heart Pinata Swinging Thrice
Application of Ashes
Ashes on Forehead
Pin the Heart Game
Pin the Heart Hammering
Pin the Heart- Hanging the Heart
Pin the Heart- on Mary
2002 Christmas Print
sewn safari schematic
red, white & stupid
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The Right Side
Intaining the Concentration
The Many Folds
Moistening & Filtering
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