1. to make or declare sacred or holy; sanctify
2. to dedicate (one’s life, time, etc.) to a specific purpose
There are great similarities between the moment that an everyday object becomes sacred or holy and the moment that something becomes art. A priest’s actions turn bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ. An artist’s gestures and intentions can transfigure anything into a work of art. This body of work explores the intersections that I see between religious rituals, manual labor, and art. Through the accumulation of peripheral objects and the multiplication of inconsequential and arbitrary actions, I create large sculptures and installations in order to reveal the spiritual and ceremonial nature of production and consumption in everyday life.