Exalted Abominations
Project info

This project is a series of digital photo manipulations using religious iconography to glorify the gay community in a context where, historically, it has been subjugated. It is also to inform the viewer of Christianity’s ignored influence on the discrimination of the LGBTQ+ community. The series’ concept is rooted deeply in the negative personal experiences Woodard has had as gay man with religion throughout his life. The halo is a key symbol used throughout Christianity to represent divinity and accentuate the sacred and is used in this series as a contradiction: the halo is used for its angelic symbolism to eulogize the very community that the Christian faith is known to condemn.