My work is a study on faith and discovery. It looks at the gap separating religion from science. The make up of each piece echos the contrasts between how we think versus how we feel, whether we pray to invisible gods or rely on scientific theories. What we believe is largely based on what we can see with our own eyes. The work invites us to question how we revise our beliefs based on the discoveries of others. By changing the materials of familiar icons, the work asks why rational people use pennies to make wishes. Those who abandon statistics, in favor of instinct, add to the fascinating conversation of how we choose to believe in the world around us.
New York University, BS in Sculpture and Photography, New York, 2002.