The Empty Hands – Jean Kilczer

In the year 2054, the ruling fundamentalist Christian Church does not encourage its great artists; it mindwipes them.
August, talented son of an alcoholic father, wants desperately to gain love and recognition through his art, but his paintings of Michelangelo-style nudes are strictly forbidden by the repressive church.

When Minister Simon Di Luca threatens to have him mindwiped, he tries to stop painting, but finds that art is his life and soul. Balancing between his contempt for the church, love for painting and relationship with a revolutionary woman, August is soon faced with choices that will decide his fate. Will protecting his ideals be more important than his life?