A NAKED VIETNAMESE WOMAN STANDS BEFORE US IN HER INNOCENCE, STRENGTH AND INSPIRATION, ALL THE ATTRIBUTES OF THE CHRISTIAN VIRGIN MARY.
She is always portrayed as Caucasian but we twist the truth to match our vision as witnessed by the many cultures and races that include her in their beliefs.
Some may be shocked by her nudity, but in baring all we see the truth and nothing is hidden.
If the Virgin Mary originally stood for love and beauty, her spirit is alive and well today.
If we are to accept religion as a basis for our spiritual evolution, then we should dwell on love and beauty for all, as there is no better foundation.
Created while I was teaching at the University of Saigon in 2006, my class of twelve men and I created the same image using a single young female model.
It was interesting as communication was difficult, but at the end of the term I had grown to love this figure so much that I went on to cast her in bronze.
|Dimensions:||93 x 36 x 36 cm|