Jack Balas, 2005-2019; THE TRUE CROSS (Study) #159-1756; oil and enamel on canvas with ink and pencil; 20" x 24"

PLEASE NOTE: You (the viewer) are advised NOT TO LAUGH at this image because even though the Artist has designed this image with HILARITY in mind (not to mention POWER, TIMELESSNESS, and MEMORABILITY) even glee on your part will interfere with your ability to appreciate the seriousness of the painting. THEREFORE, in order to get into the RIGHT MOOD I suggest you only have to reflect on the current state of the church these days, AT WHICH POINT YOU WILL FALL TO YOUR KNEES AND WEEP."