Like A Lamb to the Slaughter. Easter special.

Like a Lamb to the Slaughter
I had arranged for some people to come round. They just wanted to see what I got up to on my day off, take some picture ect. 
I was planning on using a hare (it being Easter and all) but the only thing that was budging was a lamb. 
I was planning on crucifying it before I knew about Gunther Von Hagens and his idea of taking a dead body to the Pope. 
These baby lambs died of natural causes soon after birth. 
Sinking feeling

I decided not to wash the blood out. It's the harsh, stark  reminder of the brutality.
 I then turned the spot light on and...





Comments

  1. Saw this in the Independent. It is so striking; the aspect of religiosity and life made me stop and think, not so much the taxidermy. But both aspects make me fall in love with your work a little bit.

    It's been a while since i've seen art that truly interests me, thanks!

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    1. Thank you for your comment. :) It's reassuring to know that their are people out there who can think for themselves.
      I did not see it and can't find it in the Independent?! I have just searched and as yet no joy. Could you help me out with a link?
      Love from
      Charlie Gates.
      x

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  2. This is a shocking visualization of a text that many many Christians might otherwise neglect. Thing is, lambs are cute. And beautiful. And innocent.

    The crime against Christ was not beautiful, as we might see it - as we might be accustomed to the image of a crucifix from churches or old art books. The crime against Christ was brutal and cruel and evil.

    This image of a real lamb strung up as a man crucified helps to shock the eyes to the stark terror of the event.

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  3. fucked up - it's not art or some sort of deep thinking action, just weird.

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  4. I know the images are shocking but this is what happens every day in a hell of a lot worse ways to animals that are alive- the very food you probably eat.

    I am a vegan. I have more respect for life than anyone I know. Seeing the things I have seen and going to the hideous depths of the food industry changes people and I try and make work that changes people too.

    'Like a Lamb to the Slaughter' is not only a biblical reference but also a reference to the millions and millions of animals lives that are needlessly wasted. Life now means nothing and if it takes shock tactics like this to make people wake up and see them then I'm all for it.

    Life is the most precious gift of all and it breaks my heart to see these creatures tossed into skips. No one knows because no one see's and if they carry on not seeing then how is anything going to change? It's very easy to judge when you don't have the full story. The media sensationalises things, distorts the real meaning and intention.

    I know my style of writing is very blasé and I come across as if I don't care but that is a front.
    This is a subject that has compelled me to look deeper into the world and myself. I am not doing anything wrong but expressing my views( be it in an unconventional way). Obviously this leaves me open to criticism, and I welcome it but people first have to look inside themselves and realise that this is what's real and if it makes you feel bad and sick then stop eating meat and if you really really care, then stop consuming dairy too.

    I am all for ethics. If something has been produced and it has had a good life then brilliant but the simple fact is every chicken sandwich, every kebab you have came from something and unfortunately that somethings life means nothing.

    Change.

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  5. Is really a stupid piece, you not Damien Hirst, you know?

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