Jesus Loves Me, Still, 2007
Various dimensions, fishing rods, fishing line, fish hooks, lead weights, plexi, tissue paper, semen.
Jesus Love Me, Still continues an ongoing series of animals and human figures made of tissues and semen. The installation recalls a story about Jesus telling Peter the fisherman to follow Him and to become instead a fisher of men. What faith-based musings do these figures prompt as they dangle helplessly from divine hooks cast by the Big Fisherman above, and what existential crises do they suggest about masculine creativity since their individual seas also look suspiciously like artist palettes?
We may be adrift amongst a sea of men––apostates, atheists, heretics and sinners all––but Jesus apparently loves us. Still.