ABOMINATION: WRESTLING WITH LEVITICUS 18:22
ABOUT THIS ARTWORK
Abomination: Wrestling with Leviticus 18:22 explores the damage done by the biblical passage “Thou shalt not lie with mankind as with womankind: it is abomination,” and its homophobic legacy. The first to wrestle with the meaning of this verse were the early rabbis and so my chosen text is the Talmud page where their commentary is recorded. Because this abhorrence of my lesbian sexuality made me feel “dead,” I used elements of the traditional Jewish burial ritual to create my artwork.
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