Saints And Sinners: Artist Puts Halos On Drug Dealers In "Street Bible"

Aug 22, 2014

It was the Protestant reformer Martin Luther who proposed that we are simultaneously saints and sinners. Jackson artist Aaron Wallis is illustrating the idea by placing drug dealers and gang leaders in the context of Christian iconography: putting halos around criminals' heads. The newest collection of illuminated manuscript prints in his Street Bible series opens August 29th at the Rose and the Pink Garter Theatre in Jackson. Wyoming Public Radio’s Micah Schweizer spoke with Wallis about the work and how hip hop influenced the artist’s view of the world.