The Parthenon in Parts

 

The Parthenon was built in 438 BCE and dedicated to the goddess Athena. Meant to be a site of religious devotion and belief, contemporary conversation around the Parthenon often revolves around its architecture  as an enduring symbol of ancient Greece. This symbolism is a shortcut in thinking about the Parthenon, a shortcut that simplifies and condenses our understanding of this building. This simplification belies the long storied history of faith, nationality, occupation, loss, contemplation, belief, and awe that is the history of the people of the Parthenon.

This artwork is a simplistic architectural rendering that breaks down the Parthenon further, inviting viewers to ask: what is it that I am missing?