A Communion Rite re-configured elements of Euripides’s The Bacchae and Wole Soyinka’s A Communion Rite with contemporary publicly sourced images, this process avoided narrowing down the internal complexities of a character opened up its representation for a more complex set of relationships. For example, the figure of Pentheus (horsed figure) rather than re-represent the art historical iconography of him being ripped apart by two Bacchants, their destructive hands are replaced by his own in a gesture of horror.
A Communion Rite
Oil and Tempera on Washi Papers
257 x 364 cm