Alternative Depictions Of Jesus

This is one of my drawings from my Images of Christ series.

Here's a collage of the series:

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This series contrasts the divine idea of Christ with the marginalized people who are often locked out of ‘holy’ spaces. It asks the question: if Christ can look like them, why can’t the Church include them?

mexichrist image of christ drawing nakedpastor david hayward

This is MexiChrist. This is a drawing of Jesus as a Mexican immigrant worker. He's holding an orange that he's harvested for his employer. He's got a family. You can see his wedding ring. You can see his two children. A boy and a girl.

The father is afraid. He is very worried. He's been a hard worker for so many years and his family is just starting to enjoy the kind of life he dreamed of years ago. But that might end as soon as November.

But his two children are afraid too. They were born in the USA. They are hiding because they heard at school today that this doesn't matter. Their mom and dad are going to be sent back to Mexico, where they came from twelve years ago. They may be going too. They don't know.

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