SHEENA RAE DOWLING AND ERICH GERHARD WINZER — ARCHITECTURE OF DEVOTION
We collect stuff. We like old things, rusty things, abandoned houses, blurry photos, fabric, hair, used things, and goofy junk. We like contradictions. One day we want to build an abandoned house of our own and live there. We are the protectors of the mundane objects people like to call garbage. This piece implies value in what is over looked or cast off. It relates to idea of a relic and its potential energy as an inanimate object. There are references to religious rituals as well as practices related to voodoo and more mythologically based ideas. There is a sense of alchemy and creation as well as decay. We look for ways to create grotesques beauty and organized chaos.