I sometimes change the gender of the characters. This piece appeals to a Christian martyr St. Sebastian
June 24, 2021
Saint Sebastian is a Christian martyr.
Roman Emperor Diocletian ordered Saint Sebastian to be pierced with arrows for his Christianity. His wounds, though deep, were not fatal. The image of Saint Sebastian was widely used in painting, and starting from the 5th century it was depicted in arrows and pain.
The female artist and sculptor Louise Bourgeois has graphics and voodoo dolls named St. Sebastiana. I was inspired by that and have created my own version. I sometimes change the gender of the characters. This how St.Evangelista appears as well. This piece is a part of 'All Saints' exhibition (curator: Ilona Olkonen)