The Sorrowful Mystery
"For as long as I can remember I have always been
fascinated with religious icons. I believe this
stems from my strict catholic upbringing. I was forced to attend
mass each Sunday until my eighteenth birthday. During these dogmatic
rituals my mind would wander as I was basically hypnotized by the vast
sacred art and iconography that surrounded me in the church.
Throughout this time I felt as though I was being
brainwashed and always rejected their teachings. At
that time I was very bitter about this, yet now I
feel grateful for being so heavily exposed to all of
these mystic symbols.
Religion is something that confuses me, part of me
feels that I can connect with it but at the same time,
I am disconnected from myself. This body of work is
simply a self exploration further into my roots and
the beliefs of others."