This piece was inspired by the pen drawing depicted above, drawn by colossus Manuel Kurpershoek. Me and 22 other illustrators selected one of his tiny drawings and reacted to it visually in any way that spoke to us. All of these where then exhibited, together with countless of Manuel’s brilliant little black-and-white creations.
My work was inspired by a drawing which I read as someone praying who has never prayed before. Someone grasping for something unfamiliar and unnatural to him out of despair. In such a state one can suddenly appeal to a whole pantheon of gods we laughed at before - asking for some divine help from entities we don't even believe in.
Thus we construct temples of fruitless prayer.