projects > The Temple of Psyche

Working with ephemeral materials like discarded calendars, found objects, and a storehouse of pandemic-era delivery boxes, The Temple of Psyche explores the endurance and fragility of the human soul as it flails like an inflatable tube man in today’s unpredictable, gloriously f*cked-up world.

Borrowing from Greek Orthodox methods of devotion and remembrance, the exhibit will feature both small objects and larger-scale sculptures inspired by “tamata”, symbolic votive offerings often depicting human conditions in need of supernatural intervention, and “kandylakia”, roadside shrines erected in memory to lives lost in accidents commonly sighted throughout Greece. The Greek cultural tradition of showing reverence through adornment will play throughout the exhibit.