Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Now, For A Different Kind Of 'Chocolate' Jesus

Oh, come on...
You knew it was coming.

It's the Obama Jesus!

In another grand case of dumbing down art, this paper mache creation is being passed off as sculpture. And once again, I think MichelAngelo would be less than impressed.

Seriously, Mexicans have been creating such sculptures for centuries, and none of them need four years of art college before doing so.

Displaying great wisdom, the artist has chosen a hollow medium for his work.Therefore I do give him credit for at least being philosphically correct in regard to his subject.
That, and said fellow seems to have a tongue-in-cheek sarcastic attitude toward the whole idea.
"All of this is a response to what I've been witnessing and hearing, this idea that Barack is sort of a potential savior that might come and absolve the country of all its sins," Cordero said. "In a lot of ways it's about caution in assigning all these inflated expectations on one individual, and expecting them to change something that many hands have shaped."

I'm thinkin... I kinda like this artist guy. At least he gets it.

After this little display has had it's run, this hollow blob of paper and glue can always be filled with candy and donated to a Mexican birthday party.

Just think of the great newscoverage, and ensuing caterwauling, when the media films 'Obama' hanging from a tree and beat with stick.
Even the joyless Hillary can get a kick out of that.


kingdavid said...

Why are you up at 1:30 in the middle of the night mocking nutcase artists? Don't you need your beauty sleep?

Gino said...

hey, i work til 12am.
give a workin man break, would ya? :)

Jade said...

:) I actually like this one. Perhaps the medium isn't terribly high end - just because it's made out of paper doesn't automatically make it a pinata. In fact, I'm impressed by the smoothness of the face and relative realism (I can tell who it is!)

I fail to understand why this is such a controversy as to make it to my local news last night. Hasn't Jon Stewert been saying the same thing for weeks?

Kal said...

But pinata Obama is not edible like chocolate Jesus, thus clearly inferior.

The Law Fairy said...

Actually, this strikes me as a pretty thoughtful piece. The artist makes a good point about how a lot of people are heaping a lot of expectations on Obama. Obama is no savior -- though he's hardly the empty shell of a man you suggest he is, either. Personally, I like him better than most politicians, but mostly because he has less experience and is therefore less corrupt than most.

As a Christian, I'm wholly unoffended by this. I mean, Jesus WAS probably black. Or at least really, really tan ;)

RW said...

Quakers don't do images, so I'm not worked up about this or the other Jesus either. Most of the artists do this just to get a rise out of the idol-reverence type Christian & it works.

It's a matter of complete indifference to me.

Mick said...

Well, I don't care if it rains or freezes, Long as I have my chocolate Jesus...

hammerswing75 said...

...sitting on the dashboard of my car." Nice Coolhand reference.

mick said...

glad somebody got it

Vanesa Littlecrow W. said...

Seriously, Mexicans have been creating such sculptures for centuries, and none of them need four years of art college before doing so.

I kind of wondered the same thing.