Saint Ortho* © Eileen Clynes
Boston-based Eileen Clynes is a proudly recovering Catholic; she is also an exceptional person: a talented artist, a veteran of US armed forces, and a powerful head-turning presence. She thrilled me to bits with her modern-day saints when we met last April at the Photolucida portfolio reviews.
Of this series she says: "Exceptional Holiness is inspired by growing up Catholic and having a fascination with religious art. The work is a modern take on traditional Catholic Saint cards, drawing inspiration from tchotchke-style religious art such as hologram last suppers and light-up Virgin Marys."
"I approach this work using a similar style where saints and holiness were portrayed, but also adding elements of political and social issues to explore what modern holiness might look like."
Read more about the modern day saints on the Exceptional Holiness website and over on Clynes' blog. You can pick yourself up a number of votive candles in the gift shop! But where is hologram Jesus??
*O Blessed Saint Ortho! With the grace
of God you are a powerful advocate for women
and the Patron Saint of restoration for a
woman's choice. To you I turn today as I enter
my menstrual cycle with heartfelt confidence.
O Blessed Saint Ortho! Please enlighten those
with political and religious agendas who wish to
control my right to take birth control.