THE GOSPEL OF MARY
(a collaboration with Rebecca Wackler)
The original "Crucified Woman" pinhole image was an unmanipulated print. It was part of "The Gospel of Mary," a project made in collaboration with Rebecca Wackler, a playwright and actress currently living in Los Angeles, and Ron Short, a playwright and actor from Virginia. Rebecca and Ron wrote the play and Rebecca and I made the images that were projected onstage.
To make the "Crucified Woman" photograph, we built the cross, and planted it in the ground. Early one morning, we photographed Rebecca tied to the cross, hoping our neighbors wouldn't drive by.
In 2004, I manipulated the "Crucified Woman" image, creating this series.