Even as a Christian, it bugs me when people do stuff like that. Religion and art are two separate things unless its art that's specifically about religion. Don't let these people bug you too much, you're art is beautiful no matter the influence or what people say.
It's one of those things that religion needs to stay out of, like goverment. If it is a religious piece, ie, you were drawing Jesus or Satan or Jehovah or even Buddha, for a religious purpose, I can some what seeing people being "you know.. I don't believe in your religion but your piece of work is still pretty fucking amazing." but to just base something that doesn't have to do with religion, on your own religion doesn't make any sense to me... If you were making a piece bashing Catholics or Satan Worshippers Or Wiccans, I can see getting pissed, same with it was with a race/gender/sexuality but..... I don't know.. Why are crosses and skulls and horns automatically assumed to be religion... All the girls at my school with the cheetah print cross shirt or the girls with the skull leggings aren't considered overly religious...
I don't get people at all... ._. I think I'ma just stay being anti social.
At that point you know you can't reason with that kind of drop dead stupid. I'd just play along with it. "I'm going down to the abortion store now for my daily fix and on the way home I was thinking of picking up a gay to sacrifice to the satan lord. Need anything while I'm down there?"
No words, honestly. Sometimes people is so... can I say ridiculous? I'm not teasing religious people because I too believe in God and most of all I strongly think that every single person should be allowed to believe whatever he/she wants freely and in peace: I'm just telling that being so bigot leads to absolutely nothing and is extremely archaic! We don't live in the Middle Age anymore: we're a modern society and we should have massively understand that nowadays crosses are not only the simble of Christianity and that skulls, crows, horns, etcetera are not only the simble of Satan. We call us an open-minded society but when I read those kind of things I really think that we are exactly the opposite...
Carry on with your awesome job, dear: many people love it.
Personally, I love all your work, I'd buy a lot of it had I the money to do so. I also love the subtle contradiction I find in each peice. I'm in your shoes in my own way. I'm a very broad-minded writer in an extremist, conservative town. I read my poetry at poetry slams and such, but I get slammed for "being a morbid eyesore to the town" and I have been chased out of poetry clubs. Haters are just gonna hate, but they lose in the end, because they usually end up kicking themselves in the ass. You've actually inspired me to venture into jewelry making. So forget haters hand spazoids, and strive to inspire and create.
Truth be told: There is always someone out there who is looking for something to get offended by. I really think SOME people claim they're offended for the attention. Particularly if it's public and gets media attention.
I mean, I'm surprised Native Americans haven't raised a shitstorm over a sports team being called the Red Skins!
I wonder how long it'll take for the word "terrorist" to become offensive to people of Middle Eastern descent. (Hurrdurr, it probably is already and I'm just slow at realizing it!)
Yeah, a few of them were like that, but despite the shit I got at school, parents who were practically absent, and the usual struggle with poverty and health problems, I somehow managed to make co-valedictorian
the question is when u pple gonna open your minds and eyes and stop calling those pple terrorist just cuz that's what media is feeding us. truth be told is there are always pple who wants other pple to suffer by making it hard on them.
I think the root of a lot of it is religion. Instead of reading our texts and taking what we want from them, we start pushing our personal interpretations on others. Anybody who doesn't interpret the sacred texts of whichever religion we are as the grass is green, NOT the trees(silly example here) is wrong and needs to be browbeat until they believe the same way!
Can you imagine how much crap would stop flying if people just let their neighbors read their sacred texts in peace? I can bet you a lot of the wars would slow down or stop.
lol. What happened to DA? When I join, it was awesome and now, there are trolls and random asses that judge me without knowing one damn thing about me and then blocking me after leaving a hate comment. Really? I haven't receive any hate for my art though but I rather receive bad feedback than no feedback. My gallery is ugly and lonely. I hope to find inspiration for new art soon.
Honesty I'm Christian, but I'm totally into gothic stuff like skulls and all of that, I dress really goth and punky, a lot of people think I'm a satanist whether they are religious or not and I honestly don't give a shit. Appearence and style has nothing to do with personality or belief in my mind and I really can't stand overly religious people. I don't judge people on religion or appearence or sexuality or anything other than who they are as a person. And btw I love your work, crosses and the skulls. People really need to keep their negative comments to themselves because nobody cares to hear them.
No matter what you say there are always going to be people who will criticize your artwork, no matter what it is or how it looks. You need to take into consideration one important thing. Do you enjoy what you do artistically? Yes? Good, than that is all that matters. Nothing more, nothing less.
Art is just that, art. No every person is going to understand what you create. Trust me, all of us (artists) deal with that. Just keep enjoying what you do.
I sure believe that is really annoying, but the truth is that when people see crosses, they think about Jesus and God and religion and Christians. I don't get that skulls-thing though. That's just ridiculous. But, i can see myself why people are doing that. I, myself don't use crosses because they are Christian's symbols, i'm an atheist you see. I love your art and it's really stunning, but the only reason i don't want to buy most of them are because of crosses. This is just me, but i feel really uncomfortable if i have any crosses on me, i don't care if they're on my clothes or on my jewelry. I understand people's point on this, although it's not fare to say things like that. Maybe you should try to use other symbols too, of course not forgetting what you're doing, and just freely try new things. Crosses are a high symbol, so it might not be the best - still, i totally agree. They are really beautiful in your art and you make them in a form that is just stunning. Keep going and don't care about haters, they're in our lives, no matter what.