ARTWORK > I Was a 20th Century Lesbian

moku hanga woodblock print: An image of a young boy singing in a church with a minister standing near him.
Woodblock print
14.5" x 20.5" (37 x 52.4 cm)

This print is based on a still from a video that went viral recently, where a young child of about 5 years old is coached to sing a song with the refrain “Ain’t no homos gonna make it to heaven.” I chose the image because it resonates so well with the struggle with internalized homophobia that I’ve experienced in my life. Unfortunately, the loudest voices against homosexuality in America for the past few decades have been the voices of the most passionate followers of Jesus.

12" x 17.75" (30.5 x 45 cm) image size
made with 3 shina plywood blocks
25 hand-rubbed color layers
Nishinouchi paper
Edition: 10