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Peppermint Piety

Peppermint Piety is made up of thirty-three individual cuddly toy jesus crosses. The work alludes to the hypocrisy I observe of followers of institutionalised, canonized faith within New Zealand. To recite incantations and read a holy book does not a holy person make. Rituals are 'formless, fruitless and essentially false' ('The Devil's Advocate', Morris West., Butler & Tanner Ltd, London 1960., p32). Peppermint Piety refers to people who call themselves Christians yet only adhere to certain parts of their faith suited to their needs at certain times (people tend to like the pepperminty sweet bits), rather than adhering to a completely Christian lifestyle. With this work I am playing the devil's advocate.

Peppermint Piety
detail
in Pond Life with Mary Macpherson, Shelley Norton and Andrea du Chatenier
Mary Newton Gallery
150 Vivian Street, CBD, Wellington
Feb 11 - March 6 2004
Link to Exhibition Page @ Mary Newton Gallery Website


Peppermint Piety
detail
in Pond Life with Mary Macpherson, Shelley Norton and Andrea du Chatenier
Mary Newton Gallery
150 Vivian Street, CBD, Wellington
Feb 11 - March 6 2004
Link to Exhibition Page @ Mary Newton Gallery Website


Peppermint Piety
in Pond Life with Mary Macpherson, Shelley Norton and Andrea du Chatenier
Mary Newton Gallery
150 Vivian Street, CBD, Wellington
Feb 11 - March 6 2004
Link to Exhibition Page @ Mary Newton Gallery Website

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