2022 Student Research Conference:
35th Annual Student Research Conference

Jesus Fetus


Stephen Poindexter Orozco
Dr. Heidi Cook, Faculty Mentor

This sculpture depicting a fetus nailed to a cross is a critique of contradicting views I see in conservative Christian culture: being "pro-life" and believing in a God that uses child sacrifice (and other violent measures) as a means to an end. However, I acknowledge other interpretations may view this work is assigning unborn fetuses the same value as Jesus Christ himself. Ultimately, I want the viewer to engage with the inevitable cognitive dissonance that comes when we impose our contemporary sensibilities on a historical text.

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Topic(s):Studio Art- Annual Juried Student Exhibition

Presentation Type: Studio Art Exhibit

Session: 1-51
Location: OP Art Gallery
Time: 3:00

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