The higher the steeple, the closer to God
Pastel, image transfer on board
24" x 24"
*Pricing available upon request
Anytime I need a pick-me-up, I fire up TED talks on Netflix and instantly get a good dose of laughter and insight. One day, a speaker from Texas showed her 1970’s school photograph when the bouffant hair-do was all the rage. This style emphasized teasing up the hair tightly to make it as tall as possible. She described how Texans had a saying, “the higher the hair, the closer to God.” I often think of this when I see massive churches with steeples rising towards the heavens. This piece is an exploration of religion and how material sanctuaries become a form of spiritual identity.