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Moral // Faith

Media: charcoal on paper, paper blinders, LED lights

Dimensions: 5' x 4' x 3'

Year: 2019

This suspended drawing depicts the upward gaze in a forest of Birch trees. The negative space between the trees spells out the words “moral” and “faith” depending on the orientation of the viewer. Rather than the piece moving itself, the viewer must physically change the direction of their stance to see either position. Both my morals and my faith have grounded me in knowing who I am, what I stand for, and how I live my life. These are monumental factors in my individuality, and thus deserve an elevated installation in the space. However, a tree is only as mighty as its roots. Which is why the blinders pinpoint one specific spot on the ground for viewers to remain grounded as they view the piece. I am rooted in my faith, and my morals, and I am as unwavering as a Birch tree. (Also, “Bjork” in Swedish translates to “Birch”).

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