OTHER WORK: “communion I“
THE BLACK SIDE
The Black Side represents the Roman Catholic Church. All facial and body characteristics are generic “man” and do not represent any specific person or persons. Click the galleries below to view pieces from this series.
Size: 5”h x 3”w x 2”d
Eight Pawns, cast in Bronze, polished on all skin and hair areas. All pieces of clothing are brown. Each Pawn has a cross on his robe. He wears the coarse cloth robes of his monastic order. His hands cover his heart and control his sexual desires. The Pawn is a man dedicated to the purity and complete ideals of his Church.
Size: 6”h x 3”w x 2”d
Two Knights, cast in Bronze, polished on all face, hands, penis and hair areas. All pieces of clothing are black. Each Rook/Knight is wearing a cross. The Rook/Knight represents the Parish Priest and wears his black suit. He is the rapist, the pedophile, the despoiler of innocence. He is the community leader and has access to all within his Parish. He is kneeling so that he appears eager to beguile, threaten and/or molest children in his religious care. His penis is in proportion to how it might appear to a child.
Size: 7”h x 3”w x 3”d
Two Castles, cast in Bronze, polished on all face, hands, penis and hair areas. All pieces of clothing have colors/designs added that are appropriate to the vestments. One Castle’s undergarment/vestment is black. The Castles are wearing a crown of painted grey castle stones. Each Castle is wearing a cross. The Castle is shown as he might appear to children as The Groper while he wears his robes of Communion. Hands seem to be everywhere as his fantasies take real form.
Size: 8.5”h x 2.5”w x 2.5”d
Two Bishops, cast in Bronze, polished on all face, hands and hair areas. All pieces of clothing have colors/designs added that are appropriate to the vestments. Each Bishop is holding a wooden staff and wearing a cross. He stands mute in his robes of office. The Black Bishop has his hand silencing his voice/mouth. He does not tell about the pedophiles within his diocese or request their excommunication.
Size: 9”h x 3”w x 3”d
Cast in Bronze, polished on all face, hands and hair areas. The Black Queen wears the red robes and hat of a Cardinal. His skirts are black lace. He wears a golden cross. He has his hands over his ears so that he does not have to hear of the pedophile accusations within the Catholic Church. The Black Queen represents the highest office next only to the Pope.
11”h x 3.5”w x 3.25”d (bronze casting size only)
Cast in Bronze, polished on all face, hands and hair areas. The Black King represents the Pope. He sits within a golden Throne that represents the Catholic Church. It is unchanging, only the person of the Pope changes. His ornate vestments and hat are crusted with jewels. He has dozens of children’s Rosaries on his left arm. He offers His ring for kisses of adoration. He holds His staff with the crucified Christ upon it. The Black King has His eyes squeezed shut. His staff is draped with the Rosaries of the Innocents. His richly colored vestments are covered with symbols of the Church. He sits as Head of the Church without offering solace or protection for His Church’s children.