January 31IN: NewsSculpture Finalist 2016/Wonder Shangase My work reflects a dichotomy between Christianity and African Indigenous Religion... ShareMy work reflects a dichotomy between Christianity and African Indigenous Religion. I focus on the distinctions and contradictions between these two different religions.I define religion, in the context of my work, as when one honours or worships the higher being. I have observed contemporary South Africans engaging in both these religions equally.Christians regard these people as hypocrites. Many African Christians still patronise African Indigenous Religion. I am a Christian but I am born into an African Indigenous Religion family.My work depicts a juxtaposition of the human body and a sheep’s head. In the Bible, sheep are used as offerings, for example, Abraham slaughters a sheep to thank God in Genesis 22: 1-19. In African Indigenous Religion, sheep are also slaughtered to thank ancestors.Some African scholars stress that ancestors are regarded as part of a family’s elders and have enhanced powers to bless, protect or punish the families. This tells me that both religions have similar ways of worshiping the higher being.Related ArticlesMarch 21IN: NewsEMERGING TALENT POPS UP AT THE AVA GALLERY March 13IN: NewsTalent From Emerging Creatives Showcases At Pop-Up Exhibition At Nelson Mandela University Bird Street Gallery, Port ElizabethMarch 06IN: NewsMeet the Judges - Pieter Mathews, 2019February 18IN: NewsMeet the judges – Adelheid von Maltitz, 2019February 15IN: NewsMeet Judge & Curator Stephen HobbsFebruary 15IN: NewsDon’t forget the deadline!