If I could attach our blood vessels in order to anchor you to the earth to this present time I would
       
     
If I could attach our blood vessels in order to anchor you to the earth to this present time I would
       
     
If I could attach our blood vessels in order to anchor you to the earth to this present time I would

2018 | archival inkjet print | 11 x 14 in

A portrait of the artist and their lover

“... I am consumed in the sense of your weight the way your flesh occupies momentary space the fullness of it beneath my palms. I am amazed at how perfectly your body fits to the curves of my hands. If I could attach our blood vessels so we could become each other I would. If I could attach our blood vessels in order to anchor you to the earth to this present time I would. If I could open up your body and slip inside your skin and look out your eyes and forever have my lips fused with yours I would. It makes me weep to feel the history of your flesh beneath my hands in a time of so much loss. It makes me weep to feel the movement of your flesh beneath my palms as you twist and turn over to one side to create a series of gestures to reach up around my neck to draw me nearer. All these memories will be lost in time like tears in the rain.” – excerpt from David Wojnarowicz’s When I Put My Hands On Your Body (1987)