Saturday, March 7, 2015

Revisiting Genesis

I've been cleaning out my studio recently, and shifting things around, especially on the walls.

I've had a 1999 triptych based on the creation story in Genesis that's been on the back wall of the studio for many years, and I think it's time to take it down and try to find a new home for it.  Of note about this piece: there are two different stories in Genesis about the creation of humans -- one in which Adam and Eve are created at the same time, and one in which Adam is created first and Eve then created from one of Adam's ribs. I used the first version, and also scrupulously used non-gendered language about God.

Here are some detail shots of the piece

These are large pieces, about 4 1/2 feet high. The medium is oil on MDF board, and the text is incised into oil and wax sections that separate the pictorial elements.

I would be very happy for this piece to go to a progressive religious congregation, or another organization that has an interest in the cultural history this text represents.

Monday, March 2, 2015

1001 Nights

OK, I'm pretty happy with this piece: