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Henry Petrucci

Lady of the Animals | Bronze | 1990

Artist Statement

We carry within us our deepest memories of life’s protean procession from amoebic slime to our aboriginal future. Cell, flower, fish, reptile, bird , mammal, godhead, and beyond. When we recognize ourselves in all forms of consciousness, from cellular organization to divine intelligence, we have opened the gates of awakening, and approached the throne of power. We hold, also, the knowledge of our earliest symbols … compelling distant images of a primordial creatrix, a fertile cosmic womb pulsing with the rhythm of the birth and death of a simple and evolving humanity.

Artwork/s at the following locations:
Scarab Club

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Artists stipends made possible by Kresge Arts in Detroit

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About MR/QD

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is an art exhibition in June 2022 devoted to 77 years (1945-2022) of Detroit LGBTQ+ art 

The exhibition presents a month-long historical examination of the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community and its longtime allies, featuring established & emerging Detroit artists, as well as artists whose careers were shortened by HIV/AIDS.

Mighty Real/Queer Detroit is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization committed to promoting positive and meaningful images of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community through artistic and intellectual means. © 2023. All Rights Reserved.