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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sculpture and Criticism


Seems there was some divine art criticism going on in Monroe, Ohio. A six story high statue of Jesus was struck by lightning and consumed by flames.
Oy!
The statue was nicknamed "Touchdown Jesus". About 62 feet tall and 40 feet wide at the base, showed Jesus from the torso up and was nicknamed Touchdown Jesus because of the way the arms were raised, similar to a referee signaling a touchdown. It was made of plastic foam and fiberglass over a steel frame, which is all that remained Tuesday. photos and text from the yahoo article

4 comments:

Theresa Cheek said...

Guess God is a tough critic ;)

A Thousand Clapping Hands said...

You started my morning off with a laugh. 'Touchdown Jesus' is a hoot. Score!
Catherine

Deb said...

How often do we get to see an act of destruction that is more beautiful than an act of creation-ism ?!

Patrick Gracewood said...

Maybe it should be called Meltdown Jesus?