The Patron Saint of Discerption

A print sequence of aquatint etchings, at the Fetterly Art Gallery, as part of the Paper Cuts exhibition, 2007.

This sequence was a response to images of martyred saints one can find in the old churches of Europe. There, the saints may offer to the viewer some example of their martyrdom – eyes that have been gouged out, a breast that has been cut off – displayed on a platter, as if serving a dinner of themselves. In this sequence, it is left to the viewer to imagine the circumstances of the saint’s martyrdom, and the rituals that have formed in that martyrdom’s wake.


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