Mother Mary sprouts tentacles in “Notre Dame du Poulpe” (Our Lady of Octopus) sculpted by French artist Soasig Chamaillard.
“The playful interaction of society’s many icons, physical transformations, and the resulting improbable combinations, have culminated in my vision of a woman’s role and place in our society,” French sculptor Soasig Chamaillard writes. “This inner questioning of a woman’s role, has led me to use one of the most sacred icons in my work, namely, the Virgin Mary.”
Chamaillard finds old, broken statues of the Virgin Mary, and sculpts them into resin masterpieces of pop culture. Have you ever wondered what the Holy Virgin would look like as Superman? How about Barbie? What if she was a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle? Well, now is your chance.
See more of Soasig Chamaillard’s work right here.