In How to Be A Bird,
three religions emerge from the circle of virtual Jerusalem
as respective messages on how to be a bird. The first station
presents a threesome family of birds, Herons, standing tall
within an arch, to symbolize Israel, meaning ‘to wrestle
with God’. Islam means ‘submit’, a bird is
in a cage, implying the injunctions of do not show your face
if you are a woman, and do not share your thoughts if you do
not agree. Christos means compassion. The third station is a
crucifix, two slabs of slate and a crown of thorns. But we conceive
it as a bird diving into the kettle to become chicken soup of
the soul, the Christian recipe called compassion or Christos.
How to Be A Fish presents fish of different
species as the apostles, the fishermen of souls, the writers
of the gospels. Each one is a salesman of Jesus, a composer
of the Christian faith. The metaphorical moral of the story
is that art forms vary as the individuals composing the work
rather than the object of study they try to depict. How to be
a fish is the station of the Apostles. All Christian religions
describe Christ as a different set of values. Christian denominations
are diverse ways to be a fish. Some of the apostles are missing.
The big fish ate the little fish, the law of the fish tank or
the law of the sea.