Artist Statement

Anxiety-driven and from a distance, we observe the local's relationship to the swarming nature in their cityscape. The lushessness enraptures this unquestioning faith in "God's" supernatural powers. The population agrees that these divine strengths are clearly demonstrated in the biblical vestiges of the American south. Manifested on reconstructed symbols of transmission; these telephones poles are an epitaph to the analog interfaces for communication, guerrilla marketing, and reference to missing persons. Our totems are a vessel for the individuals we came across, their presence and contribution to the alloy of Southern devotion. Seeking salvation and sanction, individuals stand out in their moments of peace or solidarity as the heavenly light peers through the southern jungle and kisses all living things. We sought to collect these moments through the boroughs and districts into a communion harmonizing the prevailing presence of faith in Chattanooga, TN.

May 2018