Wild Beasts: Terrorism
Terrorism is one of the 10 Modern Plagues. It is loosely associated with the biblical plague Wild Beasts. Terrorism is definitely a modern plague. The cost to our society is enormous, not just financially, but practically, and emotionally.
The Idea Behind
The fractured elements are symbolic of how terrorism fractures our society. It is not just the impact of one terrorist incident or the loss of life. This goes beyond the cost to develop the infrastructure to prevent terrorism, or pay for the insurance, or delays caused by security screening. The biggest impact of terrorism is the fear that we are not safe in our own communities, that we can not trust our neighbor, or that a stranger from another country may be perceived as our enemy rather than as a friend.
Test shot on my living room wall.
The black shadow of the Hebrew letter floats in front of the wall as if it were written by the hand of G_d in the air.
Close up image of the triangles.
There will be a vibrating motor attached to the back of each letter so that the triangles will spontaneously move and vibrate. The movement makes the most amazing sound.
Behind the Scene Working in the Studio
From the early steps in the construction and assembly to the final steps towards completion.
Constructing the hanging system for Terrorism
This is the beginning of the construction for the hanging system for Terrorism. This is particularly difficult because the artwork hangs on the wall but it still has to be able to move and vibrate.
Stay tuned for more photos of the fabrication of Terrorism.