The Cardinal Installation
Graphite on Mylar, stuffed Peacock, pasta
Varied depending on venue
The Cardinal has been stripped of his red flowing robes and lavish religious appointments. His only outstanding feature, other than being nude, is his bald head and outrageous mustache. He holds a leash in his left hand that leads to no where and he holds his right hand as if he were presenting something to the viewer but his hand is empty. What floats in space out of reach of his hand is a Globus Cuciger, a symbol of Christ's Dominion over the earth but it instead of being crafted of gold and fine jewels is made of pasta and covered with scripture about the evils and influences of money on mankind. Many associate pasta as originating in Italy where the corporate headquarters for the Catholic Church resides in Rome. Pasta/noodles were actually introduced by the Chinese.