sabotage gods, 2019
Digital photography on cold press paper
23” x 29”
Created for A POSSIBLE PRACTICE 2019, in conversation with K-Ming Chang’s poem “Etymology of butch.” Chelsea Ellis notes, “I wanted to create an image that illustrates the failure of an object to fulfill its assumed purpose—such as a vessel failing to hold water. This idea is inspired primarily by the defiance in the final lines of the poem: ‘What god criminalizes creation? Mine / divine. Mine of my own hands. Mine of a prayer arrowheaded in silence, my body a steed I ride to sabotage // C. gods:'”
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Photo by Megan Jones.