I've always been interested in the idea of saviors. Secondary to that, I've long held a fascination with martyrs.
The most famous of the individuals (but far from the only) that are historically perceived to fall into both categories is Jesus Christ, who's crucifixion was the starting point for this piece.
"Messianic Complex" is an attempt to explore those themes, but using a subject that we see every day - bugs. This beetle was crucified, on a custom cross, as the arches (Based on Roman Catholic architecture) watch from above and symbology watches below. I like to think that the bug in question did not deserve it - I'd argue that almost nobody deserves a death as brutal as crucifixion, martyr or not.
It's a pretty dark piece - but we're BeetleMilk, and we like to mix the black paint with the pastel pink paint as far as we possibly can. Therefore, it also features bright colors and cute aesthetics. The runes, in this case, are made up by the team. There is a statement here, but you don't have to read it if you don't wish to.
As always, this hoodie is made with the highest of quality in mind. The hoodie itself is a Bella + Canvas hoodie.
NOTE: If you need a more custom size, such as XXXL, order whatever is closest and leave a note on the transaction for the size you need. We will source it separately and find what you need!
Please allow 2-3 weeks for shipping, due to the complexity of the piece (all hand-made) and supplier lead times.
We sincerely hope you like this piece - it was, ironically, the first design we made for the EDEN line, but we wanted to hold off on the truly dark stuff until people got introduced. More is coming, and we hope you'll love it too.