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above: Super Madonna
Here's a wonderfully fun art project by french artist, Soasig Chamalliard called "Apparitions" by Soasig Chamaillard in which she takes existing figurines of the Virgin Mary and re-imagines them.
In the artists's own words:
“I’m a french Artist looking for art galleries in Paris or in others countries to make known my work. About my work I just can say that I don’t use Holy Marie as my subject to shock a catholic public. I like to play with icons like a children with his toys, to try to understand the world which surrounds me.
As P.Auster said, ‘The true goal of art is not to create beautiful objects: it is a method of reflexion, a means of apprehending the universe and of finding its place there’. It’s a truth for me. I try to do that with my sensitivity.” – Soasig Chamaillard
GPS Madonna/ Madonna of Guidance:
Fruits and Veggies Madonna:
Cut Here Madonna:
Self-portrait of the artist with Madonna:
Soasig Chamalliard was born in 1976 and attended the Beaux-Artes from 1996-2000.
I do believe most of these belong in private collections and are no longer for sale.
See the artist's myspace page here.
The actual site.