ORIGINAL SIN

Original Sin Installation
Original Sin Installation

2012 In Original Sin I illustrate my poem using eight large-scale mixed media installations. The exhibit explores the myths and eventual truths about gender, sex and sexual abuse and the role that religious and political dogma has played in its' conception. Much of it is based on actual life stories.

Original Sin Poem
Original Sin Poem

In this installation the poem was printed large and placed in the middle of the gallery. Additionally, each stanza was printed on small cards and placed next to the piece or installation that was illustrating that specific stanza.

Original Sin Bed Installation
Original Sin Bed Installation

Each bed has a hand made woodcut relief printed quilt, 2012.

Mr. Tickle
Mr. Tickle

"St. Augustine, it’s a boy!!!!! Mr. Tickle likes to visit Mr. Tickle likes to play The Doctor says, “It’s all in his head.” When Mr. Tickle has his way."

Pride & Prejudice
Pride & Prejudice

"Tucked safely in their bed of values The fabric of society unravels “Bang her boys!” they cry, And the sluts are stoned in the square."

Candy Man Installation
Candy Man Installation

"So, we take his comfort And his sugar coated treats “Hip-motized” by the light We suck the sweet juices of fear"

Voyeur (detail)
Voyeur (detail)

Acrylic on wood panel, 2012.

Voyeur
Voyeur

"And as we look through the slats in the wall (with our cocks in our hands) "We pretend that we’re not turned on … '…For as by the disobedience of one man All men are made sinners.' (Romans 12)"

Candy Man (detail)
Candy Man (detail)

Acrylic on wood panel, 2012.

The Judge
The Judge

“Now the law entered in that sin might abound,' (Romans 20) And the Judge, Balls tied tight, Passes on the stain of Adams."

The Judge (detail)
The Judge (detail)

Graphite drawing and found object installation, 2012.

Bitches
Bitches

Woodcut relief print with found object, 2012.

Temptation
Temptation

"Fathers’ fault? "Therefore it was no longer I that did this, but the sin that dwelt in me … since I was a son of Adam." (Confessions 8.10.22) Mothers’ blame? “…And by this agony there appeared in her the inheritance of Eve, with sorrow seeking what in sorrow she had brought forth.” (Confessions 8.13.22)" “The temptation is on her, knowledge is forgot,” The tree whispers.

Temptation (detail)
Temptation (detail)

Pen and ink on vellum, 2012.

French Queen
French Queen

"Meanwhile, The Queen is in the kitchen Whipping up biscuits and gravy And the best fucking cup of coffee."

French Queen (detail)
French Queen (detail)

Large scale woodcut relief print on textile, 2012.

Original Sin
Original Sin

Large-scale woodcut relief print, 5'x9', 2012.

Snazberries
Snazberries

Installation, 2012.

Snazberries  (detail)
Snazberries (detail)

Installation detail.

Insomnia
Insomnia

Linoleum relief print and found object installation, 2012.

Insomnia
Insomnia

Linoleum relief print and found object installation, 2012.

Grey Flannel
Grey Flannel

3'x5' woodcut relief print on paper, acrylic paint and collage, 2012.