Biblical Proportions: new work by Byron Keith Byrd
I am fascinated by life, death, and the implications which religion bring to the mix. Whether an individual believes in God, Allah, Buddha, a Higher Power, Jesus, or Zeus, I am amazed at the level of conviction applied to ones’ life as a result of these spiritual aspirations.
Sadly, these varied viewpoints have caused more death and destruction to humankind than any other single travesty throughout history and it is hardly improving today. I am most entertained by how varied individuals, of any particular faith, are so unabashedly ‘convinced’ that theirs is the true, ultimate, divine, or ‘correct’ path to salvation. My art is intended to use humor and irreverence to challenge stubbornly held religious beliefs.