Perspectives from an English Historian who just happens to be Gay, Catholic, and a Democratic Socialist. Now back in the UK after 20 years of living in the United States. The Blog is eclectic in covering all these sides of my Life. Follow on Twitter at PaulBHalsall
Friday, April 10, 2009
This icon was drawn in the New York of the 1980s (notice the twin towers in the background), and it illustrates Jesus, like the Isenheim altar, as having this physical signs of disease of those who call upon him. AIDS does not usually manifest itself like this anymore - in the scars of Kaposi's Sarcoma. But the image remains powerful.