Nathan Wyburn

Inspired by Greggs controversy, artist paints Jesus with sausage roll, ketchup

Mon 20 Nov 2017
By Tola Mbakwe

Just days after the bakery Greggs apologised for replacing Jesus with a sausage roll in a nativity scene, an artist has painted Jesus, using a Greggs sausage roll as the paint brush and ketchup as the paint.

Nathan Wyburn


Nathan Wyburn, a former Britain's Got Talent contestant, said he uses food, glitter and anything he can for his work.

He told Premier about the motive for his new masterpiece.

He said: "Honestly it was just a little fun, people were upset that Greggs replaced baby Jesus with a sausage roll so I took it upon myself to bring him back!

"So to speak... It's light humour with no harm intended obviously. I work with food a lot in my artwork anyway and it just seemed fitting.

"Art is meant to spark conversation and I think it does that."

Wyburn  uploaded a video showing how he created the portrait of Jesus. 


He said he ate the sausage roll afterwards.

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