Gwendolyn Magee


Profane Rapture
36" x 40 1/2"


Portfolio: Narrative

Most of my work is pretty straightforward, but this one is full of symbolism - from the 3 crosses (the flaming one, the klansman's posture, the klan logo), to his sash that to me mimics the flowing of blood, to the tinge of red on some of the leaves ("...blood on the leaves... & blood at the root"..), to the barbed wire in his left hand, the wrongly angled male symbol in his right hand (very difficult to see) that for me symbolizes castration, and more...
Photography by Gary Silber