Friday, July 03, 2009

The Next Fun Thing...

(Left: The "What's Up? I'm Up!" Jesus statue....)

Unveiling: the Crescat's Ugliest Church Art contest.

(OK, a couple I thought were fine, but the rest...my eyes! my eyes!)

3 comments:

CMinor said...

Ever see the chrome car bumper Thomas Aquinas outside the Church of St. Thomas Aquinas in Charlottesville, VA? I'm trying to find a pic online but the parish website seems to have wisely left it off their pages. Wonder if it's still there?

Back in the 70's St. Thom's had some pretty unique art, courtesy of benefactors with more welding tools than taste. The narthex once held a scrap-iron David holding up a scrap-iron fish (not sure which passage in scripture inspired it.) By 1980, David, melted slightly in an arson attempt (by an intolerant antichristian, not an outraged art conoisseur, believe it or not), was flanking the basement door. I assume he was eventually recycled into something useful.

The Ironic Catholic said...

News to me...I assign that august project to you, Cminor!

DMinor said...

I did eventually find Thom--he's on the Google Earth streetscape for the church's location if you keep your eyes peeled. Otherwise, he doesn't seem to be a popular photo subject.