Portable Prayer is a series of devices and places were one can stand, kneel, sit, lie prostrate, and pray.  It speaks to the omnipresence of prayer and of God.  It is about a relationship with God, full of joy, pain, whimsy, and intensity.     Portable Prayer perhaps best be described as “twenty-third century medieval”.  This aesthetic paradox creates visual tension and enables the work to transcend place and time.

 

This work represents a synthesis of visual ideas between my brother and myself.  It is a collaboration.  An experience that presents challenges to our methods of creating.  A process that we have found uniquely rich. The work is not mine or his, but ours.  In this struggle for plurality we find the work speaking more universally.  

All images copyright Shawn Adair and may not be used without written permission.

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