Present in the subconscious of many who are told to believe that mating is a sin, as phonetically suggested in the title, the author legitimates the natural union by presenting a natural scene.
In an art museum, where gratuitous forms are present, the adult studies abstract expressions while the unprejudiced mind of a child observes the canons of beauty expressed by the human figure.
Women & Wheels
A bicycle series of 12 paintings pays tribute to women’s freedom from the dogmas and the doctrines of religion as imposed by the misogynous man. In each composition, the author exposes a society incapable of denouncing the true culprits.
With the metaphor of ‘pushing against the misogynous wind’, this work summarizes women’s journey through time and places. While nudity show the uninhibited and liberated female, the image retains its emblematic significance through the bicycle as the ever present allegory for freedom.
With a foot on the rosary and with the head covering a cross on top of the mountain in the center of Montreal, the mother to be contemplates a tricycle representing freedom from religious doctrines for the upcoming generation.
With the symbolic presence of a trophy and the flowers, her nudity blatantly demonstrates irreverence for an institution that controls the mind of many. Standing victorious she collects the glory that the church does not deserve.
Confronting the customary practice of burning wives after the vanishing of their beauty and dowry, she stands in front of the temple known for glorifying the union of the two genders and she has the control of gas canister and matches.
After decapitating the statuette, she is now free to think with her own mind. The wheel, a circle with a dot in the center, representing the ancient symbol indicates her returning to her self-consciousness.
A very small portion of the bicycle indicates the reduced freedom in a country most afflicted by the fanaticism of multiple religious represented by a stone of the Wailing Wall, the Dome of the Rock, the Torah, the Koran and the Bible. An olive branch stands as the only auspicious sign.
After the country lost the Trade Center’s towers, symbols of economic power, the stolen bicycle alludes to the disappearance of freedom while the emblematic ‘Liberty’ stands as a reminder of an America idealized by many generations.