collection: artifact (2012)

The Tower of Babel is a biblical myth from Genesis.  This story has set the background for an ongoing series of works that Kerry began in 2011 and continues today.

Below is the beginning of the Wikipedia introduction by way of some context, and the link to the full article if interested.

The Tower of Babel (Hebrewמִגְדַּל בָּבֶל‎, Migdal Bavel) narrative is an origin myth narrated in Genesis 11:1–9.[1][2][3][4] According to the story, a united human race in the generations following the Great Flood, speaking a single language and migrating eastward, comes to the land of Shinar (שִׁנְעָר‎). There they agree to build a city and a tower tall enough to reach heaven. God, observing their city and tower, confounds their speech so that they can no longer understand each other, and scatters them around the world.

In reimagining a religious mythology with ideas around secular divinity; hubristic acts of cultural re-invention; and the icon of the tower funnelling language through telecommunication spires dotted throughout our urban and rural landscape, the notion of an unseen and over-arching confounder have proved the inspirations to these images.