‘Blind Faith: The Promise of a 9 Meter Tower’, 2017

A plan to build a 9 meter, monumental spreadsheet.

At almost 5 meters it didn’t reach the heavens of the deconsecrated x-church roof, it teetered, then un-monumentally collapsed with a tumultuous, emotional applause.

'Blind Faith: Day 1, 2017

Caught by the light that flickered through old, obscured glass window panes.

Not the clear replacement panes that disclosed unimpeded views,

but the blurred panes,

with softer lenses,

where the light intermittently trips upon the flaws of the glassy-eyed.

'derange', 2016

‘Blind Faith, 2017’ was re-formed from ‘derange, 2016’.

'Blind Faith: diagrammatic drawing I', 2017
‘Blind Faith: Diagrammatic Drawing I’, 2017
'Blind Faith: Day 1, 2017
Photo Credit: Daz Disley

Jack’s decision to climb the beanstalk is a moral tale about taking opportunities that life provides you. When he starts climbing, he doesn’t know where that path will lead him or if that path will lead somewhere at all. He knows that he may face danger, but he has no idea what that danger might be. Despite all this, he climbs the beanstalk to find his luck.” [1]

'Blind Faith: diagrammatic drawing II', 2017
‘Blind Faith: Diagrammatic Drawing 2’, 2017

Paper mâché forms have a tendency to twist and torque during their drying process. As the cylindrical tower grew taller it began to teeter, as the omitted, unimpeded views failed to buttress and reinforce the unfocused views.

'Blind Faith: Day 1, 2017
Photo Credit: Daz Disley
'Blind Faith', 2017
Photo Credit: Daz Disley
'Blind Faith: Day 3- community undo, 2017
'Blind Faith: Day 2 - splinter groups, 2017
[1] Hasa (2016) Online source: What is the Moral of Jack and the Beanstalk (pediaa.com) Source cited 27th April 2023