Monday, October 17, 2011

Apologies to any Christians

The Catholic Saints--I've spent a little bit of time with them this semester here in Florence. Seeing as Italy is one of the central points for Christianity, it only made sense that I did something with it in some of my work while abroad.

Well, technically working with zombie versions of the saints...I mean, it is like my professor said--the saints are meant to live forever spiritually, so creating zombie versions of them made sense to me?

...Yeah, I don't completely understand where my train of thought comes from sometimes.

After doing some browsing, it turns out that St. Paul was partially responsible for the death of St. Stephen, whom was stoned to death by a mob after being accused of blasphemy. To be fair, it was when Paul was still known as Saul of Tarsus, and the crowd would have still stoned St. Stephen to death, but Paul still encouraged them and contributed to the whole mess. Needless to say, if St. Stephen and St. Paul were brought back as zombies, I don't think St. Stephen would be particularly pleased to see St. Paul again.

I think I might have to do a still illustration with these guys eventually, but it was fun to experiment a bit with posing them around in real life. My professor that these were made for probably won't be too thrilled that I'm calling the two of them as separate halves of a diptych, but how will I learn anything if I don't try something different?

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