“NO VACANCY”
109" x 60" x 25" - Mixed Media Installation

I created "No Vacancy" from old 9 foot tall church steeple from the Delta after reading the story the Arkansas Times did on a young man in northern Arkansas who received a letter in the mail from his church telling him he was immediately being removed from their membership records because he was gay, and then another story about a man who had to actually move his deceased partner's grave due to the threats in Baxter County. The worker for the monument company who was moving the tombstone was even approached and threatened by a man with a Bowie knife in a Wal Mart parking lot of "why he had that 'faggot's' headstone in the back of the truck."

Stories like this are all to common today and I don't think this is what Christ had in mind when he told people to 'love thy neighbor.'