IO9 has previously shared examples of religious statues and iconography being transformed into superheroes, and when I’ve seen them I’ve shared some of them here. Today, IO9 shared samples of what an artist has done with statues and imagery of the Virgin Mary. Below are a couple of them. Click through to see more.
It is worth contemplating such images not because of some inherent geeky coolness they may have, but because they force us to ask interesting questions. What if the stories in the Bible had been composed today, or the events on which some of the stories are based transpired several centuries from now. What might they look like? How might they be different?