Play Dough Sculptures in Tin Cans by Miriam Jonas

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In the times we now live the distinction between sacred and what is blasphemy walks a fine line. Berlin-based artist Miriam Jonas creates relief portraits of clerics inside tin-cans using a very unusual medium, Play-Doh. The result is a colorful version of art you might find hidden in the corner of a large place of worship.  It’s an interesting  topic just as the catholic church transitions to a new Pope.

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All of her work is thought provoking, with its use of bright color and forms and makes us question what we consider normal.

Polka Popes, a large wall installation by Jonas, is made up of a series of fictional Play-Doh portraits of popes inside empty fish tin cans. They are a satirical look at consumer culture and the modern church, reducing larger than life figures into products ready for consumption. The fish cans are a reference to traditional Christian symbols.

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http://www.miriamjonas.de/Miriam%20Jonas/Polka%20Popes.html

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One thought on “Play Dough Sculptures in Tin Cans by Miriam Jonas

  1. Arsenio says:

    Reblogged this on Falklands Harvest II and commented:
    More Roman Catholic Gratuitous Propaganda:

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