Monday, April 02, 2007

Obama Christus


A smiling, life-sized sculpture of Barack Obama with a blue neon halo circling his head is seen, Monday, April 2, 2007, in Chicago. The work by School of the Art Institute of Chicago senior David Cordero, made for his senior show, has the phones ringing at the Chicago school as word spreads of the undergrad's work depicting Obama as a messianic figure. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)


A swish of the combable tail and a hearty congratulations to fortunate David Cordero for brilliantly capturing the Barack Obama zeitgeist: He will save us all! Let's see the whole thing:



And the very, very happy (and lucky) artist:



If Obama really is the savior, let's hope the "died for our sins" part isn't implemented this time. Read all about it! It's causing a stir!

I'd say the young man has a bright future in German carnival figures ahead of him.

14 comments:

Alicia Morgan said...

Yeah, but can he make an Obama out of chocolate?

Nixie Bunny said...

This must tie in somehow to all those "1.20.09" bumper stickers I keep seeing on cars in thehipster parts of town. Will that day be the new Christmas?

Karen Zipdrive said...

The artist tried to make a Jesus Bush statue but the neon halo kept exploding.

No Marsupial Equivalent said...

I saw the image of Obama in my baking sheet!

Jess Wundrun said...

I'm looking forward to using 'Barack!' as a swear word.

z7q2 said...

I like how they keep referring to that chocolate jesus sculpture as "anatomically correct" - like the artist, or anyone else for that matter, would know the correct size of big J's unit.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

It's also funny that the idiot Christians act like it's just SO outrageous to show Jesus' penis, but there's actually a long tradition of doing just that to make the theological point that "he was born a man in all his parts." Now, usually the infant Christ is used to make this point, but Michaelangelo sculpted a life-size nude Christ which can be seen today in Rome. There's even a term used to describe this concept: Ostentation Genitalis.

HRH King Friday XIII said...

Mel Gibson just crapped his pants.

Jess Wundrun said...

Well, his rodand his staff they do comfort me!

*snicker*snicker*

Hey, seriously, why is it ok for Mel Gibson to make a bloody bondage snuff film starring the lord jesus, but showing the christly penis del cioccolato is a sacrilege?

Christopher said...

See as a Chicagoan -- I have to say this is exactly what is encouraged for the senior show by SCAID students. Favorites from years past: the American flag you had to walk over to sign a guest book and a painting of then mayor Harold Washington (Chicago's first and only black mayor) in women's underwear. There was also something about 3 years ago that was SO controversial that the school wouldn't even show it and the student artist had to have his senior show in some private gallery in Bucktown. If I remember correctly that one had some sort of homosexual theme: perhaps nude pictures?

The ten o'clock news would have nothing to report on in April and May if not for these "controversies." So i assume that they are behind it as well for a sweeps month kind of thing.

Anonymous said...

But I still want to know why we never hear anything about La Condee--is she trying to distance herself from Shrubya or is he distancing himself from her? Whata condi-nundrum...

Matty Boy said...

Gimme that old sac-religion,
Gimme that old sac-religion,
Gimme that old sac-religion,
It's good enough for me!

Anonymous said...

Excuse Me but I dont think you should be criticizing him he is my friend and does not need your insults.

Anonymous said...

The Obama figure's hands seem to be in the "as above, so below" pose. Was this ironic or a hidden message or inadvertent? It's definitely possible
that Obama is not a Christian. He might worship the other guy.