Prayer Candles

a meditation on orthodox moral values, 2016

As a part of my MFA thesis work on race and political consciousness, these candles invite critical reflection on the solutionist values of empathy, charity, and diversity.

photograph of three prayer candles, with designs made from emoji and stock images
Lady of Perpetual Empathy candle vector illustration Lady of Perpetual Empathy candle label
Patron Saint candle vector illustration Patron Saint candle label
In Diversity We Trust candle vector illustration In Diversity We Trust candle label

Prayer candles, altars, effgies, talismans; objects have always been an instinctive strategy for making abstract ideas real.

These collages are made from stock photography, emoji, and patterns taken from US currency and US federal seals.