There is a Confederate flag in the Satanic Temple headquarters in Salem. I installed it. I hate that flag. I defaced it. I saturated in with black liquid rubber to coat it with the hue of death and the blackness of the Black lives that continuously suffer at it what is has always represented – White Supremacy. I also defaced an America Flag – I whitewashed it – showing the desired outcome of White Supremacy – No Otherness.
Look at the White Archangel Michael subduing the dark-skinned Devil. The cliché is old, white is good and pure; black is corrupt and evil. I often invert that cliché in my work– making the Romantic Satan beloved by The Satanic Temple as a beautiful and Black symbol of the Other as a triumphant individual over an oppressive authority.
-Chris P Andres, on Blind Tom's America. Currently on display at The Satanic Temple Salem.