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.


© 2014 by Jane Zweibel. All rights reserved.

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