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  "7 Words" Silver gelatin print
©Jeffrey McAlister -Amherst, Massachusetts

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When Christ hung from the cross dying, witnesses claimed he had two final statements. His last was simply, "It is done". Before that, with a gash in his side, and vinegar on his lips, he implored, "My God, why hast thou forsaken me?" Those are the 7 words. In this work she looks at us, wearing his pose. She begs many questions; what is her sacrifice, what is her gift, what is our redemption. Mr. McAlister is a New England artist. Recently he is focusing his work in erotica.