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here we are there's Jack Smith's picture stained-glass windows over there those angels up there a lot of things the angels are from a Charmin toilet paper cup their little faces out and made them into little angels so there there they are little cherubs this was actually once a bedroom but as art supplies built up built up there they are art supplies stacked everywhere so these boxes have become a panorama very much like the Andes as we see as we move through it's sort of like a mountain range that's about to have an avalanche here we have an angel head that's the wings that's the head see there's angel but those leg lines are done they look like that so they look more like a like a stained-glass window now this room I used to use as like a total workspace eventually it's filled up with art supplies which are endless if you try to picture this room with nothing in it that's how it was when I first moved in here and that's when I was making departs for the iconostasis which is now in the Peter Ludwig Museum in Aachen Germany what's interesting about the iconostasis is if ever it could not fit into this room because it's too big for the room so the iconostasis was made out of wood by a carpenter and then the separate parts had to be made here individually the separate parts are a lot smaller than the whole thing so I made each the parts the materials and the iconostasis as was most of the art I maker basically household materials generally I don't use many art materials I might use a little acrylic paint or gesso once in a while okay yes the writing is very important taste is everything that doesn't mean good taste either any taste can rise to the level of art good taste is the last refuge of the unimaginative this is the rule where where the sacramentality of art is realized and the fullness of its concretization that's so like there on that very piece of wood the men's the altar that's where the art happens that's the major altar the minor altar is another piece of wood that went somewhere and here's where I make art this is my beloved roommate Bart Simpson's all and it's an actual skull very memento mori kind of like sobering Oh sometimes it hits home what it really is and then I feel like Mary Magdalene she always holds those skulls and paintings