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.
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."
The fabric of society unravels
“Bang her boys!” they cry,
And the sluts are stoned in the square."
And his sugar coated treats
“Hip-motized” by the light
We suck the sweet juices of fear"
"We pretend that we’re not turned on …
'…For as by the disobedience of one man
All men are made sinners.' (Romans 12)"
And the Judge,
Balls tied tight,
Passes on the stain of Adams."
"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)
“…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.
The Queen is in the kitchen
Whipping up biscuits and gravy
And the best fucking cup of coffee."