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Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard Discovery (2009)

Artist Faheem Majeed focuses on large impact of small gestures

Artist Faheem Majeed focuses on large impact of small gestures

Each Jesus Christ was weighty and sizable, about 21/2 feet long, cross included. Each statue had come out of a mold, then plaster had dripped off, pooled and hardened, settling around the edges and leaving thin crescents of residue that clung to the crucifixes like mushrooms. None had been painted yet; each was still white and identical. Faheem Majeed set three of these raw statues side by side on top of a wooden school desk, to create his foundation. Then he reached into a cardboard box, pushed aside packing blankets and lifted out a fourth statue of Christ on the cross. He placed it perpendicularly across the others. Plaster knocked against plaster. Majeed stepped back. He considered...

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