A decade ago, I
was able to show my work at CBGBs 313 Gallery before they closed. With that in mind,
I created my androgynous crucifix Reach Out and Touch Faith to hang
high up on the dark brick wall, spotlighted above all else.
The sculpture could have remained as it was, I
liked the idea of the free-floating figure, but I often thought of placing it upon a
cross, mostly for support. I felt, however, that if she was on a cross, there had to be
Inspired by scientific models of atoms
creating molecules, I decided to create a molecular cross engulfing the androgynous
crucifix. I especially loved the idea of using simple Tinkertoy
discs as the atoms. Using these simple playthings for the complex system of creating
molecules seems to imply that for God, creating atoms, molecules, and indeed the whole
universe, was merely childs play for Him.
Also, a warm thank you KNEX for
supplying me with the Tinkertoy discs I needed.