I have a bit of an ethical dilemma.

I make sculptures and mass producing them for sale. Someone suggested I try making religious figures and statues. For obvious reasons I'm not interested in doing that (Except for pagan figures, CTHULHU and the Flying Spaghetti Monster). But there may be a chance of good sales or even some orders. I mean, there is a catholic church right down the street from me.

My question is, how ethical do you think it would be to make money off something I find totally offensive?

I suppose I could do the figures and hide an atheist logo somewhere on them. Or I could depict scenes in the bible from the less read sections. Scenes involving bears, for example.

I'm just trying to find a market. I get quite a few religious people coming by at the art shows.

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Isn't that how Buddy Christ was born?

Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Rubens, etal. did it! Just don't make 'em cheesy (there's more than enough of that out there). As a painter, I would certainly not have a problem doing a 'Jesus' commission. It's income. One would hope that you, as an artist, would find your artistic voice in whatever you create, regardless of the subject matter. And, yes, 'art CAN ALSO imitate (create, as well) the supernatural'! Good luck!

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