Public Prayer Booth

Dylan Mortimer - Kansas City, Missouri

Artist's Statement

This piece plays on the format of the traditional public phone booth, but adds a spiritual element. It functions as a normal booth with a private enclosure, but adds a flip down kneeler for prayer. Inside the enclosure is an instruction manual simply guiding the viewer to use the piece to pray if they so desire. There is no literal affiliation with any particular faith per se, rather the piece aims to question the idea of prayer in the public domain. The piece fuses humor, sarcasm and sincerity, and aims to highlight and spark further discussion about the contemporary expression of religion within the public community.

Artist's Bio

Dylan Mortimer graduated with a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and a MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York. He has created public art installations in nine states including the cities of New York, Chicago, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C.

Sales price - $3,000

Public Prayer Booth