Timothy Schmalz's sculptures are 'only as shocking as the Gospels'

The creator of "Homeless Jesus," 50-year-old Canadian sculptor Timothy Schmalz, says he aims for his work to disturb the comfortable and maybe provide a little comfort to the marginalized people he depicts in his work.

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Losing a mother and grieving during a pandemic

Perspective: I did not weep in the few minutes I had inside the funeral home or at the abbreviated graveside service. It all happened so fast: COVID-19 robbed us — and more importantly, Mom — of a proper goodbye, leaving me feeling hollow, hurt, angry and guilty.