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Mormon Ritual Highlights the Role of the Body One of the things that I love about Mormonism is how important the body is. A physical body is so important to the Latter-day Saints that they perform physical rituals on behalf...
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In the spring issue of October Magazine, there is an article by Claire Bishop titled Outsourcing Authenticity: Delegated Performance in Contemporary Art. She writes about a shift in performance based work by visual artists. Instead of using their own bodies...
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What Gays and Mormons could learn from each other about Marginality, Exile, and the Promised Land: If there is a central story to the Book of Mormon, it is the story of a marginalized people journeying through the wilderness and...
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Through video and live events, I recreate religious experiences. My newest work is multimedia and includes printmaking, artist’s books, painting, writing, video, performance, and lots of research. I am exploring spiritual themes in art by recreating experiences from my own...
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Bill Viola’s videos create an art-based spirituality. Of all the contemporary artists working with spiritual themes, Bill Viola is in a league of his own. Viola creates emotional, painterly videos that reference birth and death, the natural elements, human expressions...
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I was delighted to be mentioned in a Boston Globe review of the Part Avion Project! I was so honored last year when project coordinator Ann Forbush invited me to be one of 25 artists from Boston to participate in...
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Artists in the 90’s use the body to create spiritual art experiences. One of the major spiritual contributions to contemporary art is a renewed focus on the body, especially by artists in the nineties. The relationship between the physical body...
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In the absence of organized religion, I turn to art.   Rothko Chapel (1971) by Mark Rothko, Houston, TX Growing up in the Mormon faith, I was taught that happiness could only be achieved by active adherence to Mormon tenants....
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Transatlantic Fun•O•Pack The Transatlantic Fun•O•Pack is a project created by John Schulz (SMFA) and John Brown (Edinburgh College of Art) who were inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s Box in a Valise. They invited artists in Boston and Edinburgh to create two...
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Coming into the master’s program at the Museum School, I wanted to leave Mormonism out my new work. I felt I moved past that dialogue and wanted to leave it behind. It turns out I am not as resolved with...
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