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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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