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The Fence Has Not Been Torn Down (Batik on ginwashi, 24" x 18"), 2021.
The Fence Has Not Been Torn Down (Batik on ginwashi, 24" x 18"), 2021.
Batik
24" x 18"
2021

Inspired by Considering Matthew Shepard (2016. Conspirare: Craig Hella Johnson, text by Leslea Newman):
29. Pilgrimage. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ivJACMvH-w)

I walk to the fence with beauty before me. (The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want)
I walk to the fence with beauty behind me. (Yit’gadal v'yit’ kadash (may his great name grow)
I walk to the fence with beauty above me. (Om Mani Padme Ham (Om! the jewel in the lotus, hum!)
I walk to the fence with beauty below me. (Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit)
I reach the fence surrounded by beauty. (Wail of wind, cry of hawk)
I leave the fence surrounded by beauty. (Sigh of sagebrush, hush of stone)
(Beauty above me, beauty below me, by beauty surrounded)