La Madonna in rame nichelato (dopo Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino)
Cotton, wool, glass beads
About the Artist
Transdisciplinary weaver, John Paul Morabito (b. 1982, USA) engages Queerness, ethnicity, and the sacred through the medium of tapestry reimagined in the digital age. Relics, devotional images, and ritual matter are their source materials in the creation of tapestries that mirror Italian opulence with Queer sensibility. Employing digital interfaces in concert with improvisational handwork, Morabito mutates Catholic icons into woven images that twist time. Their work outputs woven forms, moving images, and performances that look toward a future-past horizon where one can exalt Queer devotion, transcendence, and apotheosis. Morabito lives and works in Chicago, USA.