A self portrait of the deity Khepera - Bringer of the rising sun & Generator of becoming. A being of transformation, resurrection, and change. Like all ancient incarnations of the Devine, this mythical being is based on the true and very real existence of our queerest ancestors - The First Gender.
The scarab beetle with wings made from feet and feathers of long toenails, symbolizing the path of authenticity that can only be walked / traversed by the self. The shapes tattooed on the feet being a map / path symbolizing the intrinsic joy found within movement, rooted in nature. These tootsies are inspired by the phalangeal phenom that is Jillian Gnarling! Did you know that in many peoples the pinky toe is evolving its way OUT of human anatomy?
“If ya don use it ya loose it!”
Holding an inverted triangle above, symbolizing spiritual distillation of the Devine, from the wide vastness above, being pulled down to a fine point. Resting on the soft and venerable abdomen, under the hard shell of protection is the eye of knowing, with an inverted crescent moon within - representing reincarnation. Change as the only vehicle through life and through death. It is the language of existence, of being. Self becoming as the only path to walk, and authenticity, the only true magic.
Typically rolling the morning sun up from the horizon, as the scarab beetle would roll its ball of dung (where it lays its eggs and is reborn from) - illustrating the ability to create life from waste, a place where our descendants ARE our ancestors, and the fine line between creation and destruction. This Khepri rolls an @ symbol where you find a more modern kind of ball of dung which I have been known to roll myself around in.
“God is alive
Magic is a foot”