Androgen in the Garden; Genesis 1:27. Graphite on canvas. 2015. Appearing at TEDxVancouver 2015.
Genesis 1:27 is a paradox. It states that the creator made man and woman both, in their own image, a chapter before the account of the division of the sexes. Christianity before the calcifying actions of the Council of Nicaea in 325 existed as a far more varied, radical, and unfamiliar religious spectrum than today. Some sects interpreted the above passage to mean that man and woman were originally created equally, others, that the first human had two faces and two fronts. Others still stumble upon the conclusion that Adam must have been a hermaphrodite. Should we choose this final interpretation, and recall that we are to have been created in the creator's image, we must ask, what does that say about god?