the concept for this piece came from a childhood narrative. when I was young and would lose something significant, my Catholic grandmother would tell me to pray to saint anthony, the patron saint of lost things. the rope-like composition and texture comes from the rope tied around saint anthony’s waist in illustrations depicted of him on prayer cards. a rope-like bracelet signifies shackles when worn on the wrist, something that is also important to the work. growing up gay in the catholic church was highly toxic for my mental health, in turn making me feel lost.

materials: pour casted bronze