The “Archaeology of the Senses” series resulted from a stint I spent as an Artist in Residence at the University of California Berkeley Badé Museum of Biblical Archaeology. The residency afforded me complete access to all artifacts in the museum’s collection. Few of the items were intact and some were only shards, assembled together with a plaster compound by Dr. Badé or his assistants. Many of the objects were comprised of only a few shards.
These “shards of evidence” from a holy site seemed a perfect metaphor for belief, and how true faith demands more than visual confirmation. The artworks in the series consist of: