You can tell the Holy Week is fast approaching since that is when a hotel will display a "6-foot tall anatomically correct sculpture of Jesus in milk chocolate." Artist Cosimo Cavallaro titles his work “My Sweet Lord.” Well I guess his mother is the Immaculate Confection.
Of course Catholic League president Bill Donohue is on the case.
An article that contains a picture of the statue calls it "Jesus, The 485,460-Calorie Messiah." If the statue was in a more fitting medium than milk chocolate it wouldn’t be that bad since showing Jesus nude has certainly been done throughout history at time in Catholic art. Though it is pretty hard to take seriously an artist who is best remembered for covering a New York City hotel room in melted cheese in 1999.
Update: Display now cancelled.
Well, with scripture telling us to “take up our own cross” this certainly makes it more…. uh…. palatable.
mmmm … cheese & chocolate … two of my favorites.
I’ve heard of chocolate bunnies, but I find it hard to reject a chocolate Jesus, yum! This may be offensive to many, but I just can’t object to a six-foot statue of solid chocolate! Maybe it should have been of the Devil as a symbol of temptation? Still, who could resist?
Chocolate is better than melted cheese any day!
I’m sure Tom Waits would approve.
I hear there is going to be a lollie Jesus called ‘The King of the Jubes’….
A long time ago a friend of my sister’s made a chocolate “Last Supper’, using a mold she got at a restaurant supply store. I remember hearing her say that no one wanted to eat the figure of Jesus-the mold was based on DaVinci’s painting.
But the guy who made this new one….he’s an idiot. I’m glad that Bill Donahue and the Catholic League ‘sank their teeth’ into this one (not really-just a figure of speech!)!
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