My final piece is an acrylic painting on canvas depicting Jesus as a woman. I aimed to explore the underrepresentation of women and patriarchal ideas in religion, particularly Catholicism. Being taught in the catholic tradition for my entire schooling life, I grew to become critical of the religion.
Through portraying Jesus as a woman of colour, I also aimed to address the issue of whitewashing in religion and a lack of cultural diversity. I was interested in the link between underrepresentation in religion and an increase in individuals rejecting a religious identity.