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"Porn Addiction (after Mantegna)" painted Laser Engraving, 2018, 24x20 inches

This is probably the most uncomfortable piece I've ever made, but I am not one to shy away from my inspirations. At a time when I was struggling with the challenge of quitting porn, I said a prayer for help. I fell asleep and a beautiful glowing angel appeared in my dream. She drew a golden bow and shot me in the groin with an arrow. I fell back onto a bed and was left alone in the room. I went out of body in my dream and looked back and saw myself lying there with the arrow and I recognized the strange foreshortening of Mantegna's painting "Lamentations of the Dead Christ" but there were no mourners and no crucifixion wounds. The final image was laser engraved into white plexiglass and then painted with black. I was trying to faithfully recreate my dream, rather than send a clear message, but I hope that contemplating this image will help others break free from the chains of porn addiction.

"For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;" Romans 3:23

"For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." Romans 8:6