Where to find Jesus this Christmas

I collect urban images of Jesus.  I'll post them during this holiday season off and on.  But here's a new one for this season that won the marketing campaign in Britain:

The painting is by Royal Academy Gold medal winner, Andrew Gadd. The oil painting is on canvas and depicts the holy family, with halos, in a dark bus shelter. The shepherds and wise men are replaced with fellow passengers waiting for a bus. Some are watching the nativity intently; others appear oblivious and are checking the bus timetable and flagging down a bus.
Awesome.  Download hi-res pictures versions here.

Got any favorite urban images of Jesus or other religious figures?  Leave 'em in the comments or twitter them to me with @umjeremy

4 comments:

Anonymous,  December 10, 2008 at 7:28 AM  

This is a haunting image. The realities of today are alive in this painting.

KittKatt December 18, 2008 at 5:08 PM  

Thank you! I also show progressive Christian images on my blog -- especially gay Jesus. Right now we're posting one per day in "12 Days of Alternative Christmas Art." This image reminds me of a Black Madonna icon that we are running called "Mother of God: Mother of the Streets."

Check it out at the Jesus in Love Blog:
http://www.jesusinlove.blogspot.com/

Maybe we'll add this one next year!

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