Acrylic, Plastic, Wood, Magnet
1" Box Frame 750x345
I was born, raised and instructed a Catholic. Early in my teens I began
to question the teachings, contradictions and wealth excesses of the Catholic
Your friendly local parish or religious general store will often sell small
plastic motifs signifying heavenly devotion to God or any number of other
Saints. In their construction they are no more spiritual than a fridge magnet.
Ironically so, as they are sold as such.
Yet, growing up I witnessed acquaintances display sincere devotion to these
trinkets and plastic tokens. I wondered why there was such a needed to prove
ones belief. It's akin to supporting a football team. Seemingly competing
for a greater devotation. Why can't we simply feel the love or believe if
that be the case, from within where heaven forbid no one can see.
Perhaps these plastic motifs are infact parallels of what Religious practises
have become. The western world, as opposed to an indigenous culture, appears
to be based on materialism rather than true spiritualism.