Art Installation

Eye on High

Artscape 2012 

Goal | Satirically critique the presence of invasive religious symbols in American public space, and the roots of those symbols in cultural appropriation.

This installation of a 20-foot tall, 15-foot wide God's eye sculpture was part of the Roadside Attraction component of Artscape 2012 in Baltimore, the largest outdoor arts festival in the United States. I collaborated with artist Annie Varnot to build and erect this piece as a rumination on monumental religious symbols along America's highways. The sculpture draws on the traditions of Native American tribes in Mexico, which have been adopted by some Christian communities as a handicraft wherein children create a type of crucifix. We received a grant from the Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts to construct three structures and produce educational crafting projects for youth visitors. 

"Eye on High" Installation
"Eye on High" Installation

Artscape, 2012, Baltimore, MD

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"Eye on High"
"Eye on High"

Artscape, 2012, Baltimore, MD

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"Eye on High" at Artscape 2012
"Eye on High" at Artscape 2012

Photo by Baltimore Arts (https://www.baltimorearts.org/artscape-call-for-artists/)

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"Eye on High" Installation
"Eye on High" Installation

Artscape, 2012, Baltimore, MD

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