Who are your icons? Jesus was painted as an icon, but I painted modern day icons around Him.
I painted this because I knew that Christian iconography was pretty much obsolete. When I posted this on an art site I had a comment saying “Who is the guy in the middle. I know all the others.” Christians would ask “Do you know Jesus?” I painted this because I know that people idolise singers, movie stars and athletes. I painted it because I wanted to portray those who I thought were the top people who were iconised. I painted them in a style suitable to their era in art. I hope I did them justice, but Jesus in the middle… who thinks about Him now? I thought long and hard about who I should include in the painting and at the end of the day… Elvis is still “the king,” Marilyn Monroe is still beautiful, Ali is still “the greatest” and although I am not into reggae Bob Marley still has fans.