Prayer Project

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Prayer Project 1, 2007, Oil on sewn and fiber stuffed canvas, 60 x 38 x 10”

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 Prayer Project 2, 2007, Oil on sewn and fiber stuffed canvas, 56 x 32 x 10”

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 Prayer Project 3, 2007, Oil on sewn and fiber stuffed canvas, 40 x 30 x 10”

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 Prayer Project 4, 2007,  Oil on sewn and fiber stuffed canvas, 58 x 30 x 10”

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 Prayer Project 5, 2007, Oil on sewn and fiber stuffed canvas, 60 x 40 x 10”

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 Prayer Project 6, 2007, Oil on sewn and fiber stuffed canvas, 40 x 30 x 10”

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 Conjoined Prayers, 2007, Oil on sewn and fiber stuffed canvas, 12 x 20 x 5”

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 Supplication, 2007, Gouache, paper collage on sewn and fiber stuffed canvas, 24 x 20 x 10”

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 Self-Portraits With Masks and Gloves, 2007, Oil on canvas, 50 x 80”

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 Self-Portraits Praying With Props, 2007, Oil on canvas, 90 x 36”

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 Self-Portrait Praying 1, 2007, Charcoal on paper, 102 x 60”

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 Self-Portrait Praying 2, 2007, Charcoal on paper, 102 x 60”

Prayer Project - Through the self-portraits in my series Prayer Project, I explore modes, definitions and images of what we choose to call “prayer”. In these works, I examine the archetypal, stereotypical, cultural and personal concepts and iconography of prayer. In my self-portraits, tension is created through the depiction of private moments of intense contemplation, subjected to the viewer’s public and voyeuristic gaze.  In these images, I explore issues of identity and dualities: loss and redemption; vulnerability and power; suffering and reprieve; joy and pain; fear and safety; and anxiety and serenity.