You know how some things keep coming around again?
Well, prayer ties, of a sort, have been in my work for a long while.
I use to, and again, print them onto tattered fabric strips and cinch them around iron bars and tree limbs while on walks around NYC. Whenever I was visiting a museum, a library, a park. Places I felt needed a tie for someone to serendipitously find.
I do remember securing them to platform bars near subway artist’s work. Herring's early work was around at the time. The subways would blow by making them float up sending the prayers into the tunnel system.
Here are a few below, as I’ve just been reworking them into a small folded book of flyers to be cut up.
Cut & Scatter Prayer Ties
If you don’t want it to be true, change it.
It’s not important to have reasons all of the time.
Be prepared for cliffs and sharp moments.
Response / responsible / responsibility.
Be sure of distance, and space will become flat.
Truth can always be repeated, because it can never be stated once and for all.
There you go, something to chew on.