Interactive sculptures and assemblages
In an installation of work at Trichromatic Gallery in Modesto, CA, I invited viewers to come in and interact with shrines and idols I created in response to a conversation that’d had started with myself after my great uncle had passed away. A Monsignor for The Church of Stockton for over 30 years and the patriarch of my family, he had always instilled faith in me and my brothers but not necessarily religion as a way of life. Walking into the church where they gave his Eulogy, seeing the colors of the stained glassed windows, the mantels, the pews, the shrines, paintings, and other religious Paraphernalia, reminded me of the way our culture identifies with popular cultures, such as superheroes, Disney, and horror movies that we decorate our homes with. This event is almost a reminisce of what used to be religion in the home and is now that of an idolization of popular culture. commentary and invited the participants to interact with my work as shrines to popular culture literature and religious iconography as one religion and celebrate our popular culture as Religion. They comment on how we deal with and worship idols in life and death and comment on the reminisces of the things we leave behind, what they mean to us and how we continue faith in objects as a way to connect to one another and our faith and culture whether it is religion or that of the television screen.