Working on that project, recalled memories of my travels around Europe,
especially the Romanesque cloisters and sculptures.
Along with the Coecke Van Aelst Ovid’s Metamorphosis tapestry series,
they brought me the will to create a passage of figurative columns.
Drawing freehand, directly with a jigsaw,
I divided twenty four 8x4ft plywood panels.
Using every single piece, I created
12 columns,
4 sarcophagus and
3 cowhide rugs.
Each column
serves as a lectern
on the reverse side
and supports a unique hand cut book.
Each book
is made of a series of 6 photographs
took around the city and cut.
Hanging from a sculpted head
in the center of an arch,
a 60ft long yellow felt cutout
rests on the balcony then the floor.
In the distance,
you see the street through a ornamental
single line cut into the wall.
In the side chapel, laying on the floor is a video triptych that takes the shape of an alter.
The left monitor displays sequences of the Three Kings parade shot in Spanish Harlem.
The middle shows a set made in the studio about Marguerite Madeleine Alacoque who appears on the central stain glass of the choir.
On the right screen we see passers-by on Ashes Friday in slow motion walking with a dark cross on their forehead.
In the stairway leading to the crypt, there is a 200 photographs slideshow.​
The crypt is transformed into an immersive environment using a single video projector, new installation from the Camera Locus series.