NEW YORK - With Easter just around the corner, a world renowned artist has created a full replica statue of Christ with chocolate.
Artist Cosimo Cavallaro, known for imaginative art pieces such as covering an entire New York hotel room with cheese, will release his newest sculpture, "My Sweet Lord," a anatomically correct six-foot statue of the Savior made entirely of milk chocolate.
The reactions to the piece have been mixed. Some see it as disrespectful, some as inspired, while others are just amused.
"His art always gets a reaction, but this is the most dramatic piece of his career," said Matt Semler, the creative director of the gallery housing the artwork, in Fox News. "It is absolutely amazing."
The statue will be unveiled the early morning hours on Apr. 1 in at Lab Gallery, located at the Roger Smith Hotel in midtown Manhattan. Following its release, it can be viewed from the street during two time periods: from midnight to 1 a.m. and from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The art piece, which will be positioned on the cross, will be displayed until Apr. 7 – the day before Easter.
"The sign of any great artist is how their work affects the observer," said Semler in The Post Chronicle.
It took over 200 pounds of chocolate to make the statue.