Jesus Loves You Digital animation with sound, 5:42, 2008
In Jesus Loves You, texts were composed from notes I took over the course of two weeks. Objects, people, and places that jumped out at me as strange, controversial, or simply benign found their way into the piece.
This animation deals with a contentious issue in a humorous manner–it explores the phenomena of using religion to justify and promote one’s own biases and personal agenda. The piece also examines topics such as man’s internal struggle with ethics and morality, racism, stereotypes, and the question of whether good and evil can exist independent of one another. Ultimately, Jesus Loves You presents the idea of god-fearing self-righteousness as an often ridiculous and baseless excuse for entitlement.