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Monday, January 8

Considering this nation is obsessed with "celebrity"...

This painting of Angelina Jolie as the Blessed Mother hovering over a Walmart checkout line is truly inspired. It is titled, "Blessed Art Thou" and was painted by Kate Kretz who happens to have a blog.

Does celebrity worship have anything to do with class? The artist explores this possibility. The artist also explores why, if the bible celebrates the meek as blessed, this obsession with the rich and famous?

Heck if I know why... except that there are wannabees in the world and "celebrity" is marketed especially for them. I'm not sure that it's a class issue as much as a self esteem issue, but then again, I could be wrong, as usual. I think this piece opens up a dialogue about something that none of us can avoid.

hat tip to lalock

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