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Jerry Siegel

Artist Statement Submitted 2015

Would Jesus Steal Worms

Since I was very young I have been fascinated with the iconography and imagery of Christianity. I have attended revivals, sang in the Episcopal choir and received many Bibles. Not that this is unusual in the heart of the Bible Belt... except that I was raised Jewish in a small southern town. I continue to return to the area I call home, the Black Belt region of Alabama, to document the changing landscape of the rural South. In this series I have concentrated on the somewhat unique and curious images that have been a fascination.

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