Speaking in tongues is a biblical phenomenon in which a person utters incomprehensible speech-like syllables, considered by some to be part of a sacred language. During an artist residency in Texas Hawgood searched for people who had this ability, through an advert in a local newspaper. This series captures these women in a moment of rapture, when they believe themselves to be in direct communication with God, to the exclusion of regular human conversation.
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