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Faith Floaters

Dreyson Byker's avatar Dreyson Byker

Faith Floaters combines original idea bundles with meditative drawings and is inspired by religious confusion, intergroup dialogue, and systems theory. The entry is built upon a 4x4 grid whose intersections’ point to windows in the individual and collective experience of reality. Simply put, drawings 1-4 represent our relationship with creation, drawings 5-8 represent our relationship with others, drawings 9-12 represent our relationship with lovers, and drawings 13-16 represent the relationship we have with ourselves. The three pieces in this entry collude to erode boundaries, liberate patterns, and suggest that the state of prosperity we aspire to is inextricably linked to our ability to continuously set our minds’ on things that are above, eclipse self-interest, and love the least of these. In the pseudo-spirit of Ash Barker’s book Make Poverty Personal, Faith Floaters creates a space to confront, reconsider, and challenge patterns of thought and behavior that perpetuate inequality.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inch
  • Medium: Mixed
  • Width: 3 feet 7 inches
  • Year created: 2018
  • Height: 2 feet 3 inches