Top (left to right):
ATHEISM; MONOTHEISM; POLYTHEISM; ANIMISM
Each 25 x 25cm
Paper cut-outs mounted on card
FOUR FACES OF RELIGION
Installation dimensions vary: heads life-size
Plaster and mixed media
Four Faces of Religion uses headgear linked to the main religious belief systems to test the power of symbolism to alter the way we read character and personality into a portrait sculpture by contrasting the loaded meaning attached to certain objects with the uniformly glum faces of most portrait busts - a result of the lengthy process of modelling from life.
The paper cut-outs replicate the repetition of the four identical heads in the sculpture by being cut out of paper folded, where possible, into quarters.