“When I thought of the stained glass crayon drawings, I had been stuck — I had no idea what to do for this show,” says Drain. “But all the sudden it became easy to make the other drawings and collages; things started moving very quickly, and it spilled into the sculptures, too. It was making me think about all these childhood memories of my family. I also started reading about early Christianity, trying to figure out why we went to church every Sunday when religion feels so foreign to me now. I started seeing it as this phenomenon I could explore again, looking at the things I kind of still believe in and how it’s affected me.”
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“When I thought of the stained glass crayon drawings, I had been stuck — I had no idea what to do for this show,” says Drain. “But all the sudden it became easy to make the other drawings and collages; things started moving very quickly, and it spilled into the sculptures, too. It was making me think about all these childhood memories of my family. I also started reading about early Christianity, trying to figure out why we went to church every Sunday when religion feels so foreign to me now. I started seeing it as this phenomenon I could explore again, looking at the things I kind of still believe in and how it’s affected me.”