Hedonist Monk

  • In an age where we deny ourselves nothing and refuse to make any personal sacrifice, the hedonist monk lives his life in dichotomy. The monk achieves salvation by dedicating his life to others, yet the hedonist seeks freedom through self-satisfaction. Will his path lead to transcendence, or travesty? The installation is the shrine of the hedonist monk. It uses the vernacular of a monk but communicates the ideology of a hedonist. The monk meditates on words 'Admire, Desire, Acquire'. Special thanks to mentor Jennifer Cole Phillips.