Welcome to Heaven, Mason Goolsby, 2D Design ’23


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    8.5 x 8 ft

    – Digital Collage,
    – Gold Leaf,
    – Gilding Paint,
    – UV Print on Wood Panel,
    – Acrylic Paint

    This altarpiece explores the complexities of queerness, suffering, desire, fear, and faith. Through its vivid imagery and symbolism, this altarpiece humorously and earnestly challenges conventional notions of spirituality and evokes a wide range of emotions. The work encourages viewers to confront their fears and find hope in the face of adversity and nihilism, ultimately creating the possibility of contemplation and renewal.

    Item is located in Bloomfield Hills. Local pickup available. Yes Domestic shipping is available for an additional fee. Contact aweisbrod@cranbrook.edu for a custom shipping quote.

    Mason Goolsby was born in Charlotte, North Carolina. Growing up as a queer person in the “Bible Belt” brings unique hardships. Religious organizations and faith communities often ostracize those who live openly in this region of the country. His values, spirituality, and identity have been shaped by such experiences. He explores queerness, spirituality, religion, and sexuality through his design, art, and writing practices.


    IG: @saint.mase