The book, cross and flag represent something larger than an individual, therefore they must be called into question when stood behind as shields or justifications for our actions.
This work can be seen as a religious, but in a larger sense I’m interested in the codification of beliefs and its relationship to power. Power of authorship has long been a platform of righteousness. Particularly when we discount any other form of knowledge, dancing or story telling for instance, we negate not only a people’s legitimacy but also their existence. The original book, made out of ice, is commentary on the ephemerality of source knowledge. Knowledge is always being relocated and rewritten over time and reinterpreted which is mirrored by the transparency of ice.
The sugar glass is a reminder of not only of the ephemoral but also our belief that language is somehow more seductive and powerful than any other form of knowledge.