Sanctuaries explores the places in which the spiritual and the human can touch. Within these spaces people worship, pray, and age. A sanctuary is thought of being solely for the sacred and the pious but it is also for the ordinary. The images that surround the idea of spirituality in American Christianity are articulated through very traditional symbolism and behaviors. This work challenges this practice by studying the way in which light interacts with mundane spaces and objects. Light creates a presence that can be felt and experienced. The spiritual and the sacred commune with the tangible, human objects making us question how we define sanctuary.
Ashlyn Reynolds is a midwestern kid attempting to bloom where she was planted. She has a BFA in Photography from Indiana University. Ashlyn is interested in art education and community engagement. She is currently an XPLOR resident through the National Benevolence Association. Through her residency she is interning for Prison Performing Arts in St. Louis. Fun Ironic Fact: She is currently living in a church.
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