Houses of Worship
The shooting at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand was only the most recent act of violence that took place in a house of worship in various places around the world. Scores of people were killed and many injured in these attacks. Chabad of Poway synagogue in Poway, California, a mosque in Norway, the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina are among the houses of worship that were fairly recently attacked. This sculpture, part of my series on cubes, was a representation of my wish for all houses of worship to be able to stand united in their myriad pursuit of spiritual peace and practice, and my own prayer for this kind of violence to cease.