What was the artist thinking when she painted that?
Beginning in 1993, Becki Jayne began writing brief summaries about the underlying meaning or narratives of her art. Much of the art, through its use of traditional Christian iconography, critiqued American culture and politics influenced by religion. Some of her initial thoughts – particularly those most-often cited and written about in books, publications, and online – are linked by the artwork's title below.
The Crucifixion of Christ artwork (Being about homophobia and hate speech, people sometimes refer to this artwork as the "faggot crucifixion.")
Judas Kiss artwork
Madonna, Lover & Son artwork
The Raped Virgin artwork
The Last Supper artwork
Stoning of the Drag Queen artwork
Revisit this page to read more narratives about the art not yet posted.
© Copyright 1993, 2015 Becki Jayne Harrelson