This large scale body of work explores our primitive need for hierarchical religious systems and order through a series of prints, multiples, books and objects. The influences are diverse ranging from the ancient religions and icons used in voodoo ceremonies and their roman catholic counterparts to contemporary graffiti icons we find in our streets. The images draw on the graphic communication found around us at all times in our natural urban environments. the cigar box shrines celebrate new contemporary graffiti icons as street culture replacements for their older religious counterparts. the boxes explore our fascination for religious artefacts or symbols of belief and the interchangeable nature of many of these different faiths. images © mike inglis