In 2000, Sebastian Horsley, a British painter, decided he wanted to paint the crucifixion of Jesus. However, before he could go on to paint such a significant biblical event, he felt it was necessary to understand what being crucified actually felt like. Horsley then travelled to the Philippines, where he paid a team of locals 2,000 euros to hammer five-inch nails through his wrists and ankles, and hoist him onto a cross. This would then allow him to later recall the indescribable pain of the experience when painting the crucifixion of Jesus. The process took around half an hour, during which Horsley ended up losing consciousness, and sharing that he even felt a rush of hallucinogenic endorphins right before passing out. At one point, his foot support ended up breaking beneath him, and if it wasn’t for his friend who caught him, the nails would have torn through his hands. Apparently, Horsley has always had a strange relationship, and almost fascination with death; as he would sleep with a loaded gun next to his bed so that he might accidentally pick it up and shoot himself, thinking it was his telephone.