‘Bridge To Total Freedom'
Wood, laser-cut mdf, cast plastic, chipboard, ink, acrylic, graphite
24” W x 48”H x 8”D
This series of works comprise an ongoing rumination on frustrated desires.
This vignette illustrates a pile of salvaged wood doors leaning against a tall cornice-topped brick masonry wall. The stained and weathered doors lie exposed to the elements and contrary to their designed function they are disconnected to the interior framing of the implied building. Their prominence in the composition paired with their non-functionality presents an absurd mockery of access and egress.
This work bears the name of the chief model of ‘spiritual’ ascent utilized in the ‘Church’ of Scientology. The bridge, designed by L. Ron Hubbard, in actuality is nothing more than an elaborate ‘Pyramid Scheme’ promising enlightenment to church members as they climb each financially steep rung.