… just kidding. Have some shitty art instead.
I see what the artist is trying to say here. Christ is the central figure. He is larger in scale and dominates the scene as if to say, I am bigger than your grief. The deep red hue of Santa Claus’s garments represents the color of martyrdom. It’s striking and bold. Clearly the artist struggled with father abandonment issues, and has placed themselves as Santa longing to be comforted. The pain of loss is intense in both subject’s face. It is a tender and moving piece, bravely tackling the tender subject of the 9/11 tragedies… but not in an opportunistic way at all. Nope. Not at all.
I also imagine myself biting on the end of my reading glasses and nodding knowingly as I type this… just like they showed me in art school.
Best. Degree. Ever.