Enter a labyrinth of sheer, flowing fabric that leads to a public altar, a safe and sacred space inviting personal expression and reflection. You’re encouraged to leave an object of personal significance and write down a wish, placing them at the altar to become part of an immersive installation that gently allows us to believe, if just for a second, that what we most desire can and will come true if we are bold enough to confide it.
The Library’s new exhibition Here Where You Wish makes spirituality accessible to all. It is created by Kansas City’s Ryan Wilks in collaboration with fellow artist Ari Fish, and also features soft, ritual-based music composed by Tim J. Harte. The 40-square-foot altar is the work of Wilks and Sean Prudden.