IN GOD WE TRUST, 2010

metal letters, 9 x 162 x 5 in

In God We Trust is an interpretation of society's ready acceptance of slogans and the way these disseminate our daily lives. A powerful slogan in itself, its inclusion on a globally used currency magnifies the ambiguity of combining the most powerful symbol of capitalism with the most powerful concept in religion. Magnified and made real it makes us even further question it's true meaning outside it's normal setting and particular so within one so full of loaded and suggestive symbolism. We trust in God to keep us safe while others trust in God to make us unsafe. (Michael Bank Christoffersen)