Installation series from ONLI STUDIOS presented at the DuSable Museum in Chicago.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

 EASTER 2015: I recall my childhood horror one Easter Sunday morning when my late Grandfather gave a Sunday School sermon on the Crucifixion. His charts depicted all the dripping blood and sorrow along with scriptures to read along for greater meaning.  The Progressive Pentecostal Sunday school was like that back then at the Pentecostal Mission across the street from the MOOG Coal Yard on 43rd and State street.

Then decades later I reflected on it and applied my Rhythmistic stuff to the story.  Except I still couldn't hang with Jesus being stuck to that cross by giant nails. So "Off The Cross" addresses the liberated intensity of Being Born Again along with the co-crucified "Thief" & "Criminal" before their transition to the Kingdom of God. No nails. Not stuck to those crosses. Free! Clearly I was paying attention that Sunday School.
Reflections on Easter 2015:  
The major belief systems of the World often has inspired the greatest works of visual art.

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