Pentimento 16 (Jean Diot)
Tin glazed stoneware, painted wood, silkscreen print on archival paper, 2021. 31 x 13 x 9 inches
I was walking through the streets of Paris one rainy afternoon, when I came across a plaque commemorating the spot where the last homosexual couple were tortured, burned alive and their ashes scattered to the wind. This solitary moment became the impetus for a series of drawings, and prints, that led to the creation of a pair of sculptural altarpieces paying tribute to the charcutier Jean Diot and his lover the cobbler Bruno Lenoir. This work is paired with Pentimento 15 (Bruno Lenoir).