From an article about an art show entitled “Born Again! Modern Madonnas and Contemporary Christs”
Most of the works utilize a postmodernist methodology, easily distinguishing the art of the new millennium from the works made centuries ago. For example, local artist Dylan Mortimer shows “Warning Robe” (2004), a life-size priest robe constructed out of neon reflective fabric in the colors of bright orange traffic barrels and cones. Mortimer, known for his thoughtful religious-themed work, takes a courageous leap from his usual two-dimensional signs into this noteworthy installation. The work is especially successful in that it effectively comments on the priest/preacher’s challenging role of guiding followers to eternal safety, to signal moral caution and to warn them of ethical hazards, while leaving the role of judgment to the viewer. The message delivered is smart not shock.
At first I was rather credulous at the explanation for the “Warning Robe”, I figured it to be a comment on the abuse scandal. Judging from some of his other works it might actually be thoughtful religious-themed work.
I am not quite sure what to make of the Jesus pillow by another artist, other then it must be available in Christ the King size. Jesus I nap in you.
“Kings” by Leo Esquivel