Catechism of Decay (From 21st Century Retablo series)

Kate Ingold (American)2005/2006

USC Fisher Museum of Art

USC Fisher Museum of Art
Los Angeles, United States

POEM: catechism of decay we believe in flesh,/ the eater of flesh we believe in flesh of words in order to resurrect/ flesh we believe in genuflection of flesh the fulfillment of both/ flesh and the flesh of flesh we believe flesh is the hinge of disintegration/ we believe in flesh never-/ lasting flesh, we believe the flesh of all who die in flesh are flesh beyond death/ we believe the multitude of flesh gathered around flesh see flesh as it is/ and to various degrees associated with the flesh exorcised by flesh in flesh,/ interceding of flesh and weakness by their flesh/ we believe in flesh,/ the only flesh eternally be rotten of the flesh, flesh from flesh, true/ flesh from true flesh besotted, not made, flesh in being with the flesh,/ through flesh all made flesh for us, flesh and for our sanitation,/ flesh came down, flesh by the scourge of flesh flesh was born of the flesh/ and became flesh for our sake flesh was categorized/ under flesh uttered, lied, and was buried on the worst day,/ flesh was dissected flesh collapsed into flesh/ we believe flesh,/ in the hands of flesh,/ will crumble in judgment of the living/ and the dead and flesh/ will end/


  • Title: Catechism of Decay (From 21st Century Retablo series)
  • Creator: Kate Ingold (American)
  • Date Created: 2005/2006
  • Physical Location: USC Fisher Museum of Art, Los Angeles, Museum Purchase, 2006.03
  • Physical Dimensions: 29.7 x 40.6 cm (11 7/10 x 16 in.)
  • Rights: © Kate Ingold, Photography courtesy of Kate Ingold
  • Medium: Archival ink, archival paper with steel

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