A Child’s Controversial Portrayal of the Seventh Station of the Cross

10 year old aspiring photographer Jackson Potts II created this stirring artistic representation of the seventh station of the cross. Unfortunately, the work has been suppressed for its supposedly objectionable content despite arising out of a confessional understanding of Christ and desiring only to make stark the innocence of Jesus in enduring his sufferings. If it makes us think hard about the Father, so be it. Looking past the cheesy make-up, I see a beautifully arresting image of battered innocence. We should be congratulating the boy on integrating his religious and artistic expression, not banning his image from galleries.

The artist’s supporters have set up a blog chronicling the experience at http://jacksonsstation.blogspot.com/. I encourage to go there and check it out.

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