Religio and Los Angeles’ Crucifix: An Interview with Simon Toparovsky
Abstract

In an interview with sculptor Simon Toparovsky, art historian Damon Willick explores issues of religion and contemporary art as they relate to the artist's practice.  Focusing on Toparovsky's high altar crucifix produced for Los Angeles's Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels, central themes of the interview include issues of religious identity, site-specificity of works of art, and the spiritual intentions of the artist as they compare to the audience's reception of his work.