Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Essays are complete! Let's judge!

Well, today I hand in my I-beg-your-pardon-why-do-you-hate-me-professors essays and therefore am now able to judge other people's devotion.

And believe it or not, this is not a set from the upcoming remake of Stephen King's "Carrie" it's someone's home altar.  At least that's what it appears to be based on my google search criteria.

At first I thought "oooh that's beautiful!" Then I started looking.  
>Statues wearing rosaries as necklaces (check)
>Terrifying depiction of Our Lord's suffering (check)
>Dead flowers. (Check)
>Our Lady wearing a crown three times the size of her head (check)
>Floating baby heads with wings (check)
>Baby Jesus. (check)

And for extra credit, there's a teddy bear, sitting on Jesus' shoulder.
I'm sorry, this crossed the border lands of art and kitsch, and now it dwells in my valley.


  1. Do they only choose devotional objects based on hue?

  2. Thank you for posting my photo of my father's altar. However, I wanted to say that I am a professional artist and altarmaker and I do not make kitschy altars. Although I am not a Catholic, I do not make fun of Catholic imagery intentionally. This is a serious altar honoring my father, George Zuckerman, who passed away in 1996. This altar has been developing in my home since 1996. The photo you have borrowed from my website was taken in the Loveland Art Museum in Northern Colorado in 2009. Thank you, Laurie Beth Zuckerman: lauriezuckerman.blogspot.com