24in x 24in, oil on canvas,
© Linda Falorio 1990,
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.