In common usage today, "awful" means extremely bad or unpleasant; terrible.
Perhaps you could explain why you think this altar is "awful" - or are you also referring to the artwork behind the altar?
For those unfamiliar with stone and imitation stone painting, the floor in front of the steps is made of a natural stone with particular colors and patterns, and the steps are made of another stone of different colors and patterns. The imitation stone of the altar is made to coordinate with the stone of the floor and the stone of the steps, and as such, it is a look that most likely would be impossible to find in natural marble; not only in small quantities but in the very thick and large size that this altar demands.
Some unusual colors and patterns can be obtained in small sizes, that is less than one inch in diameter. But this altar is a lot bigger than that.
There is plenty to complain about this altar/crucifix/background art.
The Crucifix is completely un-traditional at best, and evil at worst.
Our Lord's face is facing forward, rather than leaning to one side. His LEFT FOOT is over the right, which is backwards. There is no "I.N.R.I." title at the top. And so forth.
The arms are way too stretched and/or skinny. And the depiction of Our Lady (is that who it's supposed to be?) is unrecognizable and about as far from traditional as possible. And where is the crown of thorns? I can't see it in the picture. If there is a crown of thorns, it's been minimized to the point where it's unnoticeable.
And the whole sphere thing is just modern art at its worst.
And I'm going to say it: with the sunken belly and distended chest, it looks like breasts -- and combined with the very tight band of white rays, it looks like milk is squirting out into a waiting vessel. Who needs a breast pump!
And what's with the disembodied (candy) heart? I'm pretty sure it's been explicitly forbidden by the Church to portray the (Sacred?) Heart totally disembodied from Our Lord like that.
I'd say this Crucifix is sacrilegious. It is certainly not traditional. It's as bad as the "bent crucifix" of JP2.
And the SSPX authorities who approved this project CERTAINLY approved of the image he painted. You don't commission an artist to work 42 days to paint "whatever he wants". A job like this costs a lot more than $200.
It says it took him 42 days to paint this. I can't help but notice the number 42. That number has some significance in various secret societies. It's 21 times 2.
So 42 days to make this 0 of a mural. 4-2-0. Indeed, the SSPX authorities must have been 4-2-0 (smoking pot) when they approved this trash masquerading as art.
And I notice the altar is nice and "detached" from the wall behind it -- to facilitate saying the Novus Ordo Missae someday soon.