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Sex and Love

by fariddelaossa
I wanted to highlight the relationship between Human Sexuality and Nature as an integrated whole by symbolically showing that human sexual relationships model a larger ecological relationship with Nature.

Equally, I also wanted to depict a symbolic analogy that exists between the Trinity and Human love reflecting this passage from the book:

The being-in-love of man and woman, in its intimacy and generative, participates in the all-creative Being-in-Love that is the Trinity

In order to achieve this, I attempted to combine the Yin-Yang East Asian Tradition, as a symbol of contrast and complementarity, with the male and female figures in the middle of a circle that is contained by yet another circle representing the three modes of inter-dependence that the doctrine of the Trinity implies. This trinitarian self-giving love is presented here as an open Community depicted by the children dressed in Mayan Costumes (indicating inclusivity of all other cultures).

In order to incorporate the notion of Nature, I surrounded the large circle with depictions of some animal species that are in danger of extinction. The faces of the children also denote some danger with a factory chimney threatening ecological pollution. Yet, from within the center, red rays emanate symbolising how God's energy is transferred to the whole of his Creation and to all human beings through the Love and Sexual integrity.

Human Sexuality is analogous to the loving relationship that the Trinity implies, and these realities should lead us to be more committed to justice issues particularly for the oppressed, depicted within this painting as poor children, animals in danger and the polluted Earth.

Medium: Color pencils, color pastels and black ink on cardboard paper
Size: 8" x 12"
Price: $70

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