Monday, January 10, 2011
Games People Play by Vicki McCaul
Tribute to all the martyrs that lost their lives to translate the Bible from Latin into English so that the common man could read it. There are head shapes hanging from the bottom (we call them the talking heads) that have the names of many people who were burned at the stake for the crime of translating the Bible. The top of the piece represents the church and governments that wanted to keep the Bible in Latin to allow them to place themselves above the common people because this afforded them power that they would not have once the people were able to read the Bible for themselves. This is powerful stuff and if you don't know the history of all the people who lost their lives for a book we take for granted then you should do some research of your own. We were astounded, and we just scratched the surface of the history of these martyrs.