“Do It Yourself”

Artist: Eugeniusz Get Stankiewicz, Wrocław, wall of the building “Jaś”, Poland (Photo: Alicja Molenda, January 2017)

The work was created in 1977 and is one of the most recognizable and controversial works of outstanding artist Eugeniusz Get-Stankiewicz from Wroclaw. Artist fastened to canvas a wooden cross, the figure of Christ and the three nails with a description “zrob to sam / do it yourself.” This composition in that form indeed compels a man to reflect on their own responsibility for the crucifixion of Christ or even can lead to questions about whether his own attitude (especially passive) against the atrocities of war or involuntary neighbor’s poverty does not contribute to the death of other innocent people.

Taking under consideration the contemporary situation in the world this set is almost a must in every Catholic home as well and non-Catholic

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