Barking at God: Retablos Mundanos
“All that’s left for me is to bark at God.” – Claris Lispector
I began working on the images one day out of anguish and I ended up rescued by a depth of meaning that I never really meant to touch.
The resulting fifty-two images are 21 x 26 inch hand-colored photogravures combining the graffiti of New Orleans with religious imagery from San Miguel in Mexico – the dueling iconographies of the two places I call home.
I have no final judgment to make on the subjects. Each expression is presented with its consolations and its cruelties. They are what they are and I hope the viewer finds something in them that speaks to what they themselves may have experienced, needed or felt.