Bible Humper

Ex-Phoenix artist shows religious icons with wood

Lisa Albinger will probably never be thumping Bibles any time soon. However, her new painting exhibit at Perihelion Arts is influenced by religion.

But not in a cliché way. You see, the work in Albinger’s “Holy Mary Mother of Birds” includes a likeness of Saint Francis of Assisi. With a boner.

As a child, Albinger was fascinated with the Catholic deacon and preacher, especially after seeing his painted likeness by Spanish artist Francisco de Zurbarán. Fast forward a few decades and Albinger discovers a past-life connection with Saint Francis.

“I didn't know Francis and Elizabeth knew each other until recently. Liz was a nun and 24 when she died after working with Francis as a member of the Third Order of Saint Francis,” says Albinger, a longtime Phoenix-based artist that now lives in Portland, Oregon. “I'm convinced they had sexual relations. I mean, she was in her early 20s so how could he pass that up? So I painted Francis expressing his desires, although cloaked. He's still a man and has man parts.”

She adds, “Erections are good. It’s how we all got here.”


Wednesdays-Saturdays; Wednesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Aug. 7. Continues through Aug. 31, 2010
 
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