The world of Social Media, offering a network of interconnected strangers, individuals and those collected in groups, is a very good testing ground on which to try out new images. There are many religious groups on Facebook and it has been interesting to seek to connect with the Christian groups with the aim of learning if they might approve or welcome a new image of the Face of Christ.
A question arises in relation to how to introduce the image. Should it be the artist declaring a new discovery or should it be just one more image in a long line of images? Should the artist say: ‘Behold – a new face of Christ!’, or ‘Please Share this image’….?
I chose to try to be understated and to simply say ‘just a face..’……in an effort to be some degrees removed from the image posting in terms of attaching any sense of a new discovery or the imposition of personality. In some cases, this approach provoked slightly angry responses around how the Face of Christ could never be considered to be just a face ….and minor debates ensued….
However, generally, the responses have been, overall, very positive. Herewith, below, a snip from Facebook, showing 1,000 Likes that arrived over the course of 24 hours..