We visited the Renwick Gallery in Washington, D.C. today. The following image and quote are from the Renwick Website…
David Best’s Temple transforms the Renwick Gallery’s Bettie Rubenstein Grand Salon into a glowing sanctuary, offering visitors a quiet place to reflect and pay tribute to lost loved ones. Originally part of the exhibition No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man, this site-specific installation covers the walls with intricately carved raw wood panels that lead to an ornate altar. Wooden placards are provided for visitors to write a personal message and leave within the installation.https://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/david-bests-temple
Visitors were invited to write something on a piece of wood, and add to the exhibit. I presume this temple will be burned at some point, as this happens at the Burning Man festival.
The temple was breathtaking.
Some of the inscriptions were funny. Many were wrenching.
I left a contribution, too.