Love Does Not Harm

Timothy Gabriel's avatar Timothy Gabriel

“Love Does Not Harm” is a conceptual piece created by Timothy Gabriel. It spans eight by four feet and is composed primarily of oil paint and colored glass. Timothy drew inspiration from conceptual artist Barbara Kruger, contemporary artist Kara Walker, and graphic designers Stefan Sagmeister and Saul Bass. The piece depicts an androgynous silhouette, symbolizing the LGBT community, smeared with spiteful words on a cross of hateful quotes. Behind the crucifixion stands a rainbow banner declaring that “Love Does Not Harm”. The primary purpose of this piece is to raise awareness of the impact homophobic rhetoric has on the LGBT communities in Uganda, Russia, and around the globe. In many parts of the world, these minorities are oppressed, maimed, stoned, tortured, imprisoned for life, and executed. “Love Does Not Harm” seeks to draw attention to the specific role many American Evangelicals play in this very real persecution.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1 inches
  • Medium: Oil Paint & Colored Glass
  • Width: 4 feet
  • Year created: 2014
  • Height: 8 feet