062 "Eve"

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Eve Full Image

24" x 24" / Oil on Canvas

  by John WorldPeace


A partial interpretation from the artist's transient perspective

This is a painting of a pregnant female who is being crucified on the cross of religion.
In the Jewish book of Genesis, Eve is subordinated to man by God himself for her alleged sin of taking a bite of the fruit of the tree of knowledge. When Eve committed this alleged sin, God said, “your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you” (Genesis 3:16). Even in cultures other than those influenced by the Judeo-Christian belief system, this subordination of women exists.

This painting is about the oppression of women by men, the killing of women, the mutilation of women, the enslavement of women, and the discounting and abuse of women. The painting is harsh because the prejudice directed toward women is harsh.

We live in a masculine society; therefore we are always at war. We have subordinated the female energy to the male and therefore we have little peace. Until women are given an equal place in society, we will continue to live in an unbalanced hostile society. It is a society where the yang dominates the yin and therefore spins out of balance.

In my experiences as John WorldPeace, I find that societies of females distrust all males. No matter what the message of the male, no matter how egalitarian, distrust exists because all of society is permeated with second-class citizenship for women.

I find it interesting that women cannot become equals in a male-dominated society without the help of males to take up their cause. An inability to distinguish supporters from subordinators delays the day when women take their place in a truly egalitarian society where nurturing is balanced with aggression.

John WorldPeace
December 7, 2003

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