|Public Prayer Booth
Dylan Mortimer - Kansas City, Missouri
This piece plays on the format of the traditional public phone booth, but adds a spiritual element. It functions as a normal booth with a private enclosure, but adds a flip down kneeler for prayer. Inside the enclosure is an instruction manual simply guiding the viewer to use the piece to pray if they so desire. There is no literal affiliation with any particular faith per se, rather the piece aims to question the idea of prayer in the public domain. The piece fuses humor, sarcasm and sincerity, and aims to highlight and spark further discussion about the contemporary expression of religion within the public community.
This piece is for sale and will be on display until June 2011.
Sales price - $3,000. For more information, click here.
Dylan Mortimer graduated with a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and a MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has created public art installations in nine states including the cities of New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.