In the Summer of 2014, Aphrodite will be resurrected from the dead, the metamorphosis of life, death and rebirth.  Emergence from the chrysalis and ascension to the light in a spectacular sacrifice through the pain and bloodletting of body suspension.  The serial artist enacts the sacrifice, the stage represents sacred space, the performance is held in sacred time, and significantly the blood is fresh, offering an unexpected emotional involvement between the artist and the observer.

This narrative construct symbolizes a means of purification and redemption through ritualized suffering and sacrifice, in which blood and body no longer merely represent, but are actually being utilized for the art form.

This scenario will enact a real ceremonial metamorphosis and ritual resurrection, a symbolic death and rebirth.  Sacrifice symbolizes the renewal of divine energy and the continuation of life. Bloodletting facilitates this, in that human blood, is partially made up of the blood of the gods, who sacrificed their own divine blood in creating life in humans. Thus, in order to continually maintain the order of the universe. Blood must be given back to the gods.

“The Resurrection of Aphrodite”

The Pursuit of Aphrodite comes to its terminus climax after seizure and captivation of her three Erotes, imprisoned and sacrificed, in retribution for the crimes of the heart. Aphrodite has sacrificed herself in atonement for her culpability in mankind’s descent into depravity and moral turpitude, she has died to kill the pain of desolation, sadness and grief of lost love. Narcissus has sacrificed all to enter into the underworld for the deliverance and resurrection of love, which has befallen to great depths of despair.

Love has died and all hope is lost, as Aphrodite has succumb to disillusion, disenchantment and embitterment, for love cannot flourish in a world surrendered to darkness, disdain and dispassion. The sacrifice of Aphrodite, the sacrifice of her Erotes,  the sacrifice of Narcissus and the sacrifice of Astraea have not appeased Hades and Persephone, the king and queen of the underworld and judgement denies the gods absolution and asylum in the elysian fields. Atonement for mankind and reconciliation of the gods demands appeasement through propitiatory ritual blood sacrifice.

As creation has reached its high, we the children of the gods, have fallen from grace. In a world of audible pain, hopeless desperation and incurable sorrow, humanity yearns for trust, faith and assurance of true love. Aphrodite must be resurrected from the dead, reborn anew to ascend on high and affirm the renewal of love. The metamorphosis of life, death and rebirth.

The serial artist enacts the sacrifice, the stage represents sacred space, the performance is held in sacred time, and significantly the blood is fresh, offering an unexpected emotional involvement, between the artist and the observer. Aphrodite will be reborn anew to ascend on high and affirm the renewal and reconciliation of love.

This narrative construct symbolizes a means of purification and redemption through ritualized suffering and sacrifice, in which blood and body no longer merely represent, but are actually being utilized for the art form. This scenario will enact a real ceremonial metamorphosis and ritual resurrection, a symbolic death and rebirth.  Sacrifice symbolizes the renewal of divine energy and the continuation of life. Bloodletting facilitates this, in that human blood, is partially made up of the blood of the gods, who sacrificed their own divine blood in creating life in humans. Thus, in order to continually maintain the order of the universe, blood must be given back to the gods.