Sculptor Susan Hannon's new work simultaneously addresses religious transcendence and earthly form. Her work, part of the "The Year Of The Chimera 6.3" exhibition at Glass Garage Gallery in Los Angeles, includes her series "You Get Me Closer To God," which features a set of wings made from the pages of vintage bibles.
The name of Hannon's "You Get Me Closer To God" series was inspired by the hit Nine Inch Nails song, "Closer." Hannon states on her website that she chose the title because "It just felt like the right phrase for the religious zealots among us who are pressing to get to Heaven and trying to take us with them. If the scripture of God can 'elevate spiritually', then wings made physically from the word of God must be able to fly a little closer."
The other series of Hannon's on display at Glass Garage Gallery is "Divers," which came from her fascination with "the sight of the human form flying though the air. In this piece [...] I wanted to cue that fresh little intake of breath you get when you see a body rise crest, and fall through the air."
See the show at Glass Garage Fine Art Gallery at 414 North Robertson Blvd., West Hollywood through August 23rd. Check out some of Hannon's work below, and see if the Nine Inch Nails song seems to complement it.