Friday, December 5, 2008

Artist Turns Porn Stars Into Religious Figures

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Religious art and porn stars may seem like strange bed partners, but not to a loose collective of artists.

The Pornsaints collective has a unique missionary position: To show the connection between the sacred and the sexual via portraits of porn actresses using elements associated with religious art.

There are 30 artists from all over the world contributing, and Katelan Foisy, who’s done portraits of several porn princesses, says the duality of the project is what made her hop on board.

She says, “I like the idea of combining something considered filthy with something beautiful.”

She hopes art lovers get both a “heart-on” and a “hard-on” from her works.

So far, more than 50 porn stars have been canonized and the collective has hosted sexy exhibitions worldwide.

Although some folks might get cross at the idea of treating adult stars as objects of worship, Foisy feels that the porn paintings illuminate the transcendent qualities shared by religion and sex.

She explains, “Sex is the one thing humans do that’s both part of the body and takes us outside of it.”

(Contact numbers available only to subscribing media or trial media users. You can request samples at the Wireless Flash web site.)
Copyright © 2008 Wireless Flash News Inc. All rights reserved. Wireless Flash® and FlashNews® are registered trademarks of Wireless Flash News Inc.