Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Truth Is Stranger #97: Jesus, Forever in Blue Jeans

(From The Argus, United Kingdom)
He could be a singer, an actor or even a footballer.

But this is no mere entertainer - this is Jesus Christ and he’s wearing jeans.

The 21st Century depiction of the Son of God will now welcome the modern masses at a Catholic church in Uckfield.

This week the new bronze statue was hoisted more than 100 ft to the top of the bell tower at Our Lady Immaculate and St Philip Neri Church.

Award winning sculptor Marcus Cornish, who lives in Lewes, was commissioned to make the bronze seven-foot contemporary version of Jesus.

On Sunday it will have the last accessory added – an eye-catching halo picked out in gold leaf.

Mr Cornish, whose work have been bought by the Prince of Wales, said: "The sculpture is simple and direct and I hope it sums up the feeling that Christ is always with us and that we are not to be afraid."

(Full story.)

I must say, the sculptor is talented.  It's interesting.  But in the end, the Lord looks like He's playing soccer in a wind tunnel.

HT to many people to count...pic from The Deacon's Bench.



Sara said...

"Catholicism WOW!"

Maria said...

I rather like it but good call about the wind tunnel.

LarryD said...

It has too much of a "Don't worry, be happy" look about it. Me no like.

Anonymous said...

I think I might like it better if He were depicted crucified in modern garb. The wind tunnel comment is so accurate.

Elizabeth said...

Doesn't Ukfield (Sp?) seem a little too perfect a name for such a thing! I still think He looks like He's in his Jammies!