Josh Faught: Sanctuary at Saint Mark’s Cathedral

January 31, 2017 – July 31, 2018


Western Bridge is pleased to announce Sanctuary, a newly commissioned work by Josh Faught for St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral, Seattle.

For Sanctuary, Josh Faught creates a textile that extends the length of the cathedral’s massive southeast pillar. Through woven texts, sheet music, DVDs, and archival documents affixed to the textile’s face, the work integrates popular and sacred music, a supernatural soap opera, and records of gay politics, sexuality, and culture in Seattle. Bringing together craft, sociopolitical, and personal histories, Sanctuary also links expressions of romantic and erotic love with songs of praise and prayers.

On view at St. Mark’s Cathedral through July, 2018.

Saint Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral
1245 10th Avenue East
Seattle, WA 98102


Josh Faught, Sanctuary, 2017
Hand-woven, hand-dyed cotton, hemp, and gold lamé; scrapbooking stickers; the entire 1999 season of the soap opera Passions (DVD); the sheet music for the Bangles’ “Eternal Flame”; the sheet music for Peter Hallock’s “A Song of Deliverance”; advertisements for The Monastery (The Sanctuary); issue six of Pot Pourri, a sexual questionnaire for the “new age”; an advertisement for The Date-Record; giant clothespins, nail polish, and pins.