16 Jul 2009

Jesus in jeans

A church in East Sussex has unveiled a Marcus Cornish bronze statue dubbed "Jesus in jeans" depicting Christ as a man of the 21st century. Marcus teaches drawing at Shoreditch and at Kensington Palace studios and every now and then we run a sculpture course... taught by Marcus (we have a few other sculptors such as Susan Bacon who teach at the School as well)...

Marcus says: "The sculpture is simple and direct... his clothing is being blown vigorously to add the sense of him being alive and his strength in defying earthly cares. The clothing is loosely contemporary in order to connect Christ to his people now as much as to his past... "