Cult of the Virgin
Size: 48″H x 32″W

The Cult of the Virgin has a philosophical connection to the medieval virgin’s religious purity and our contemporary desire to perfect our body and mind with new technologies. In this work, the women put on Romeo’s boots and woo God. The renunciation of ordinary pleasures gives nuns the aura of perfection, but their abstention blackens and smothers the rose. Today we woo technology and hope to choose how it will be used on ourselves.

Cult of the Virgin

Cult of the Virgin
Size: 48″H x 32″W

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so Smart, so Domineering – Detail

so Smart, so Domineering - Detail

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December 14, 2012 · 1:07 am

so Smart, so Domineering

so Smart, so Domineering

so Smart, so Domineering
Size: 30″H x 40″W
Archival Digital Image

so Smart, so Domineering exhibits and disorients the tiresome view of women pigeonholed in nature.  

In this case, fulfilling the virtual desire to experience 1 pill to make you smaller… and pre-scripting from within a possible ‘virtual game space’, the women appear unperturbed and both women are played by the same person (a you with 2 identities), even though a huge Monarch butterfly threatens or, at least, looms overhead.  

The title is from recent news stories when Sonia Sotomayor was nominated to the Supreme Court and in spite of her credentials and background, she was assailed with headlines claiming ‘Not so Smart and She’s so Domineering’.

The two women in this image take on these heroic attributes of Smart and Domineering Women.  They masquerade in their fantastical garb from the 11th century wood figures living at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC.

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December 14, 2012 · 12:53 am

IMOIMI I’m 0, I’m 1

i'm 0, I'm 1 IMOIMI - Longing for Certain Things

Based on a well know sculpture at the Metropolitan Museum, IMOIMI has a blank expression as though no longer human.  She has dropped her book, an illustrated manuscript.  The abstract road in front of her is threatening as the coiling red and black shape either floats upward or moves farther away out of frame.

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i modify you

i modify you

Detail - Longing for Certain Things - 32" x 48" Archival Digital Print Kathleen J Graves

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‘Remix’ it – 11th Century Gargoyles and Disco

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Archival Digital Print, 32" x 48" Longing For Certain Things

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