Gallery: Jeremiah Johnson’s ‘House of Worship’ Repurposes the Prescript...

 

First known for his houses constructed from credit card applications, Jeremiah Johnson found a new use for all of the empty pill bottles he’s collected since he was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2001. Johnson’s latest work, ‘House of Worship’, is a model of a regional church constructed from his personal collection of empty prescription pill bottles. This project represents the trust people put into modern medicine. “I saved the empty bottles because at the time, I knew they could be repurposed for something that could speak about my condition,” he says. “[It’s] Something miserable into something of beauty.”

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