Clergy Sexual Abuse

I was raised in the Catholic Church. While I'm no longer affiliated with that faith, you never lose the influence of your religion of origin and I've been horrified to learn the extent and duration of the Church's efforts to cover up the violent acts of predatory priests. Following a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art's seminal exhibition Heavenly Bodies - and seeing the glittering papal garments on loan from the Vatican - I created a much less glorious set of vestments to express my despair at the trauma suffered by so many children at the hands of men they were told to trust.

 

'Opprimentis Explendam' is Latin for 'rapist.'         2020