Friday, August 25, 2006
New American Saints
I was noodling around with the idea of creating some images of uniquely American saints, and my sketchbook gave birth to these two angels of our democracy: Our Lady of the Holy Hand Grenade and St. Wilmington. The hand grenade symbolizes our devotion to violence. I can flip though channels in the evening and see dozens of graphic depictions of violent crime on television, but--God forbid--any nudity or foul language should hit the airwaves. And Wilmington, Delaware, is one of the credit card capitols of the nation. The city has designated separate zip codes specifically for receiving credit card payments.