The Lament of Crucifixion

Don’t worry, we’re not about to get all preachy and religious or anything here on this site. While I make no attempts to hide my spiritual beliefs, I also don’t believe a believer should ever try to shoehorn those beliefs into others, and even if I did believe that, I’m professional enough to realize it wouldn’t be appropriate to try to do it here. No, I’m just covering this sculpture exhibit, called GOLGOTHA, because it’s the Easter season, because there’s an undeniable link between Christianity and vampirism, and because the pieces on display here look like something out of HELLRAISER. Which is appropriate, as crucifixion is a gruesome, hellish way for anyone to die.

Oh, and these sculptures are made out of wire COAT HANGERS! They’re pretty dang amazing, don’t you think? And unsettling.

All the way back in the book of Leviticus the Bible establishes that link with vampirism, telling readers that “the blood is the life”. And the sacred ritual of the Eucharist directly represents the drinking of blood—the blood of Jesus Christ. (The Catholics believe in transubstantiation; that is, they believe that the wine used during Communion is literally transformed into Christ’s blood.)

The artist is named David Mach, and I am, at the risk of understatement, a tad impressed with his madskillz.

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless. Denn die totden reiten schnell!

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