This triptych "altarpiece" stems from my concern that the Holy Trinity contains only men #nunstoo movement,  which spawned my research into the role of women, past and present, deity and human, within the context of Roman Catholicism - the religion in which I was raised, but no longer participate.

 

Here, I've assumed positions akin to those of the Virgin Mary found in Medieval and Renaissance art. The difference is that I am a woman alone, without a male baby obscuring me. Without the savior. Rather, I as a woman, am enough to fill a gilded mandorla and give voice and importance to Mary and all women, as not only a mother, but as a human.

Assuming the Virgin

Photo lithograph and Screenprint

Triptych, 100cm x 70cm each

Edition of 6 (each)

2019

 © 2020  giacinta frisillo

assuming the virgin