“The Wave” by Lucinda Naylor in collaboration with 2,000 households
An inclusive sculpture made from anti-gay DVDs was unveiled Friday in Minneapolis.
Artist Lucinda Naylor showed off “The Wave,” which she created out of 2,000 DVDs that were originally sent by the Catholic Church to oppose same-sex marriage.
Minnesota Archbishop John Nienstedt.sent 400,000 of the DVDs to Minnesota Catholics, urging them to seek a constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage. Naylor responded by asking people to give her their DVDs for recycling into art with an inclusive theme of hope.
Naylor’s project made waves in the church and led authorities to fire her from her job as artist-in-residence at the Basilica of Saint Mary in Minneapolis.
“The Wave is about the Spirit of inclusion and love, which is sweeping though the Catholic Church as it continues to change, as usual from the people up to the hierarchy,” Naylor says in the artist’s statement that she just posted on her DVD to Art Blog.
Let's ride the Wave to a world where everyone is free to love, including same-sex couples!
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