This blog owes a lot to Del Parsons and a very awkward painting of Jesus (if you’re curious about the title of this post you have to check out that link). So in effort to honor that legacy we must point out the glory of perhaps the most awkward painting of Jesus of all time.
Everything about this painting is awesome. I’m not sure what my favorite part is but let me point a few of them out in no particular order
- The hole Jesus is apparently standing in
- The baby orangutan
- The inconsistent light sources
- Adam’s dislocated hips and birthing posture
- Is that the sun or the moon?
- A miniature giraffe AND a dwarf tiger symbolizing male virility
There seem to be a few hints to me in the painting that the artist might have some Mormon influences but wasn’t for sure (Eve in particular). My suspicions were a bit confirmed by this painting of Mitt Romney welcoming a new child’s birth. But the artist’s resume seems to indicate that he has many Evangelical connections. Sorry Mormon friends, the brilliance of this painting appears to belong entirely to the Evangelical subculture.