Noli Me Tangere (That Tickles!)


Noli Me Tangere (That Tickles!)

Depictions of Mary Magdalene are ripe with strange imagery. In the long game of telephone that is Christian art, the symbols of her penitence, most notably her long flowing hair and acts of foot adoration, transmute overtime into some strange iconography. Her hair is restyled into outfits, belted dresses and werewolfish body suits and her penchant for feet suggest fetish. These stranger aspects of iconography are depicted in this watercolor, gouache and illustration, Noli Me Tangere (That Tickles!). In this piece is illustrated one of the more baffling scenes in the story of the Magdalene, the strange reunion between the Jesus and herself just after the resurrection. In this tableau of a bad break up, Jesus prudishly rebuffs the embrace of the starry-eyed Mary and shouts “Noli me tangere!” or “Do not touch me!” I guess all good thing must come to an end.

The inscription reads:

Noli me tangere, Mags! Come on, we talked about this, it’s only been three days… And also, that tickles!



Archival giclée print on artist-quality, cold-press watercolor paper.

Print size: Width 11″ X Height 15″

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