Last year the Smithsonian censored a show being shown at the Nation Portrait Gallery at the urging of Bill Donahue. The piece, David Wojnarowicz’s “A Fire in My Belly,” showed video of ants crawling across a crucifix. I made this sculpture for the one-year anniversary, and for Donahue who continues to describe the video as “hate speech.”

Symbols should not get special protection; in fact, they should be enveloped by cephalopods.

Octopus vs. JesusUntitled (Octopus & Crucifix), 2011, Pewter, brass and walnut.

Octopus cross (left)

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This piece has sold! Thanks everyone for your interest, you raised $220 for the American Humanist Association.