By Ana Perches
More on the process of creating art for the theme of Genesis.
Beginning. Middle. End. Amniotic fluid. Blood. Ashes.
Look up the word Fig. Then Apple. Adam had an Adam’s apple. Was he circumcised? Adam and Eve are part of the Jewish myth. Catholics adopt it. They change the fig to an apple–I’m making this up–. The apple looks more provocative, especially if it’s red but the fig recalls sexual intimate parts, both male and female. And oh so scary. Then the serpent comes along, ha, ha. How cruel. And then Eve gets blamed, of course. So who wrote the story? Let women write their version. Let them rename the fruit and the birds and the bees. And the serpent can be their comadre– look it up— their BFF (“a girl’s best friend”).
Note: if you have a child and your child has a godmother, then that godmother would be your comadre. Comadre by extension is a very good friend. If he’s a guy then he’d be your compadre. In my poem the serpent is feminine so she could become your comadre (kind of like a co-mother).
Here is Ana’s first draft on paper. She writes,
“Sharing my Process: putting my ideas on paper. More details to be added later, then will draw on canvas (24×36). Looking at images on internet for inspiration.”