8' x 8' x 5', Work is comprised of approximately 200 welded, steel frames hand-woven with holographic thread. Each frame is 6.5 x 4.5 inches.
In the second temporary display of this artwork, I collaborated with Peter Larson at Westminster Presbyterian Church. The church felt the themes of oneness and universality fit their beliefs and requested a temporary display of Regarding Humanity under a skylight in the informal gathering area outside of the sanctuary. We worked together to determine how to suspend it in an area that did not have a ceiling from which to attach the work.
This was a temporary installation at the University Art Museum at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. This was also selected as featured work by Westminster Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, during ArtPrize 2014.
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