The Saint and the Sock Monkey
“The Saint and the Sock Monkey” is about the commercialization of the Church today.
The Medieval saint portrait represents the identity much of the Church has with unbiblical and outdated traditions. The saint holds a dove which represents the Holy Spirit but it also has a merchandise tag which speaks of repressing the Word of the Spirit in favor of what is socially acceptable and politically correct. She holds a cell phone which speaks to the worship of technology so prevalent in our society. The praying mantis on her head is referencingthe creatures coming in the book of Revelation. Her vacant expression and sock monkey hat speak of the low tolerance the youth of today have with the institution of religion.