52 cm, lifesize Porcelain, plaster 2015

In this work, I confront my fear of religion, rooted in being raised by parents who left a religious cult. I spent my youth searching for a belief or a deity, but found none. My journey included confronting my prejudice against believers, striving to be more empathetic. This led me to a year-long course in religious philosophy. The resulting «Icon» reflects this journey. Looking down at entrants, she offers solace to some, including me at times. Yet, often, I sense no love in her gaze, only my lingering fear. She is a representation of my inner struggles.