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"Baph-Metis"

Baph-Metis

 

"Baph-Metis"
24in x 24in, oil on canvas, © Linda Falorio 1990,
 Private Collection.

               Ages of transition demand transitional goddesses and gods. Baph-Metis, the Double-Wanded One, is just such a transitional being. Sitting Kali-like upon a pile of human skulls, flanked by peacock feathers of the Devil-worshipping Yezidi, eyes rolled back beneath their lids turned to the mystery of alchemical transformation wrought within, body as a flame, bearing both phallus and kteis s/he wields the double-wand of power, double-terminated crystal wands of Will-Desire. Thus transforming male and female within hir body's crucible, by distillation and imbibation of strange endocrine elixirs, s/he transmutes the double-spiraled DNA, and dreams into existence new images for human evolution.

This painting was privately commissioned as an altar-piece.

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