“Art has spirit”
The California based sculptor Al Farrow is an intensely spiritual person, but rejects organized religion. As he stated in the Mel Van Dusen video A Visit with Sculptor Al Farrow, “I think religions have become power structures, I think they have become like the government itself, their after the control of the people, money and the power that brings.”
This belief when coupled with the concept inherent in Mao Zedong’s famous dictum "Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun" has seen Farrow produce a series of found object sculptures of Churches, Mosques, Synagogues and religious objects he has titled
The Spine and Tooth of Santo Guerro. About which Farrow has said "I'm not dogmatic. I'm trying to get people to ask, 'What are the connections between faith and war?' I stop there. If they're asking the question, I've done my job."
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