54” X 15”X 14”
Mixed Media Installation

"And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh." - Ezekiel 36:26.

This piece represents the convenient loss of humanity toward others in this digital age. While talking in great lengths to a friend one day about an idea I had for a project on this subject, she mentioned one of her favorite biblical quotes that went along with the stone heart I had just carved. I actually liked it. Bottom line, regardless of your beliefs it's up to all of us to make the efforts to open our hearts to others before any change can take place. I chiseled the stone heart with an air hammer, and the old rusted barbed wire came from property blessed by a church. The base is an antique craftsman style porch column representing the foundations and lessons of the South. The light represents hope. There's always hope...

PILLAR is comprised of an antique craftsman porch column, rusted barbed wire, stone, electric lighting, epoxy, and wood.