I really do want to know, how and why this insults so many sensibilities?
It seems very beautifully done to me.
The sculptor, Cosimo Cavallarao, a man prone to using food as his medium choice, seems quite sincere in his desire to portray Christ in this work of his, a previous work of Cavallaro featured mozzarella cheese. His choice of milk chocolate considering this season of chocolate eggs seems quite appropriate. A cheesy Jesus? Now that would seem inappropriate to me.
Chicago Station NBC5 has a survey going, it seems as of the time of this posting, 3,590 folks say "My Sweet Lord" is offensive to them, while, 2,366 of us say no.
"This is one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever," Bill Donohue, head of the Catholic League, said Thursday. "It's not just the ugliness of the portrayal, but the timing - to choose Holy Week is astounding."
Oh really? I was raised in a Christian household, my sensibilities are not insulted. In fact no one I have spoken with seems the least bit insulted.
So why the fuss?
My questions are aimed at the artist himself, I have worked with chocolate in many candy recipes, my questions concern how he did it, the care of the sculpture.
Is the sculpture hollow?
Did he use a mold?
Who was the chocolate supplier? (I myself prefer Godiva or Dove, mmmmmm)
What is the best temperature to work with when creating something of this magnitude in milk chocolate?
Does the gallery itself have to remain at a certain temperature to retard melting?
"Sculptor Cosimo Cavallaro calls his Jesus figure "My Sweet Lord," and said viewers will be invited to lick it and eat it before it's taken down on Easter Sunday." (I do like his use of the exclamation many use, as his title.)
If visitors to the gallery were going to be allowed a taste, how were they going to deal with the germ issue?
Now that the showing has been stopped, is it going to be permanently housed somewhere at the proper temperature?
Is it for sale?
Who was the model?
The germ issue seems to be at the top of my mind at the moment.....I do wonder how it tastes.