"The Office Shaman," detail (2000-2001)

"The Office Shaman," detail, 2000-2001
Mixed media installation, dimensions variable
Photo by the Artist
Courtesy the Artist

"Pueblo Indian dances- they have clowns. And the clowns are making fun of the whole ritual, you know. But that's part of the ritual. And I guess I kind of see myself in that vein, as sort of the clown in a way. I'm not debunking spirituality, I'm not making fun of it, I'm....well, yeah, I am. (LAUGHS) But the thing is that it's only because I think it's necessary. I mean, I think it's a part of spirituality."

- John Feodorov