Artist's "Pop-Up Church of Scientology" Features Naked Tom Cruise Statue - 2015-07-30
Daniel Edwards is an American sculptor known for his what-the-bleep-inducing artwork that includes such classic works such as nude Britney Spears on a Bearskin Rug While Giving Birth, a topless Sen. Hillary Clinton, Suri's Bronzed Baby Poop, and something called a Paris Hilton autopsy.
Now his Nude Shroud of Tom Cruise piece of art will be unveiled as a "tribute" to the actor's 25th anniversary with the Church of Scientology. The piece is ostensibly part of a commitment ceremony honoring Cruise's involvement with the church. The silver anniversary unveilng will take place at a "Pop-up Church of Scientology" near the church's Clearwater headquarters.
Edwards worked with Cory Allen Contemporary Art (CACA) in St. Petersburg on the piece, which stretches approximately 14 by three feet. The piece goes in, um, great detail, as it features a silver image of a naked Tom Cruise — both front and back — totally naked, sporting some amazingly well-groomed genitalia. Cruise stands with his hands on the Scientology cross placed on his chest.