The Holy Shit Gingerbread series of environmental objects was created in 2005. These large-scale metal gingerbread forms symbolise the overblown, oppressive and depressing commercialisation of Christmas and the rejection of reality. Both in Christianity and pagan culture, Christmas is a time of hope and the advent of light. It is the time of the birth of Jesus and the sun returns – days become longer and lighter. From the perspective of festive rituals, nowadays we see the postulation of family values, coming together, love, the joy of giving, celebrations in the company of friends, loved ones and family, colourfully decorated rooms with the Christmas tree as the central festive element. However, the festive season often descends into feverish shopping, the agony of perfectionism, decorating rooms and cooking dinner, artificially positive and hypocritical emotions, and a competition to present the best gifts. During this symbolically life-affirming and hopeful festive period, all our human weaknesses and misery are cast into stark relief. These grandiosely-scaled gingerbread forms characterise the depressing presence of dogmatic religion (cross), alcoholism (bottle), violence (axe), passion (lips), power (penis), two-facedness (snowman) and existential emptiness (house). This series of environmental objects vividly reveals the duality of human life and its solemnity manifested through gingerbread and misery.