© 2017 by Jeffery Byrd

Holy Ghost

Holy Ghost (2003)

UNI Gallery of Art

Corporal Heat Festival, Boston

Photos: Bob Raymond

 

Trace Installation Artspace, Cardiff, Wales

Photos: Phil Babot

 

Holy Ghost  is a piece that relates to my childhood in rural Alabama. Jesus was everywhere and, for a little boy, that was a rather scary thing. The rough dissonance of Southern voices in song seemed to tap into a world beyond the corporeal. This piece is ultimately a plea for forgiveness. The question is: who is meant to hear the plea?

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