Ecstasy of a Cripple
By Elva Carri
Art to Revolutionise our Beliefs
Campaigns, protests or voicing an opinion in order to bring about change is not always something that happens through word, voice or on placards. All too often, we look at art as something purely ‘visual’ and one dimensional, and fail to acknowledge the questioning and re-education it hopes to stir up within us. Jocelyn Woods photographic art campaign with Thomas Dodd however, leaves you no option but to listen. It’s bold and it’s brave and will stop you in your tracks long enough to consider it’s purpose and effects.
Jocelyn Woods is a poet, mystic, artist and model with a severe and rare neuromuscular disease. Creating artworks with photographer Thomas Dodd, she aims to bring about a revolution in our understanding and beliefs surrounding the body, sexuality and spirituality.
Sexuality and spirituality are inseparable to Jocelyn Woods. Her pieces explores the deepest ancient cosmic schism; the split between body and soul, and calls us to question our own understandings of the two and how they fit together. Jocelyn purports that, “The universal solvent to our artificial voids of dis-ease must inherently lie in the Divine Marriage of body and soul, as integral aspects of a whole, rather than externalised tyrannies vying for supremacy.”
The central theme of her campaign is to reveal the perfection of truths that have been lying dormant within us and her work aspires to usher in our resurrection into the New Jerusalem on earth. You can view and support her work online and may find yourself discovering an array of thoughts, feelings and instincts you never listened to within yourself until now.
You can find Wood’s art campaign, The “Ecstasy of a Cripple: WE ARE THE CURE” on RocketHub at the link below.