This installation visually interprets a photograph from 1960 documenting the spontaneous moment when then Senator John F. Kennedy, driving from Fort Worth to Dallas, stops halfway (17 miles) at the intersection of Center and Main in Grand Prairie Texas, the artist's hometown, to speak with the people gathered.
From this photograph, JFK is reimagined as a Christ figure / tragic hero at the center of a modern day retablo. In this installation, Calvary and Downtown Dallas become a merged landscape, with Marilyn as Magdalene and 30 pillows painted silver to form a knoll of conspiracy, laying bare the uneasy relationship of catholicism and americanism that resulted in one of the most tragic moments in U.S. history.
Into Arcadia is work inspired by the life and poetry of Oscar Wilde. The paintings and sculptures mirror the experience of gay culture in Western Society.