The Art of the Virgin Mary with a Gun … Marilyn Artus’ exhibit “Our Lady of the Anti-Personnel Weapon & Her Stepford Friends


Unbelievable … this is what passes at art, the Virgin Mary holding a gun. How out of touch is the artist Marilyn Artus, she stated that she was surprised when some people found her art offensive. Some people ma’am!

Check out the pics and see if you are offended.

She said she is hoping people look at the three parts of her collages — the images of the Virgin Mary, the embroidery and the dated advertisements — as a whole and not just the use of the religious icon. She said people often see the Virgin Mary and the weapons each as symbols of power.

“I didn’t think it would inflame people. They are assuming she (Virgin Mary) is attacking the faith,” she said.

“It’s looking at a woman externally only. I’m hoping other women can identify with them and men can get a glimpse of the complexities of a woman’s life. I want to put them out there. I want people to define what they mean to them.”

Ashley Griffith, art director of the a.k.a. gallery, said the exhibit is in keeping with the gallery’s mission.

Oh yea, cuz arming the Virgin Mary with a gun has nothing to do with attacking religion. Spare us the BS.

Just one final question to the so-called artist and the fool that is showing this crap passing as art … LET’S SEE YOU DO A PIC OF THE PROPHET MOHAMMED WITH A GUN OR HANDGRANADE LIKE YOU DID THE VIRGIN MARY.


Ashley Griffith, the art director of the a.k.a. gallery was asked that very question this morning on Fox & Friends and she said she would, trying not to hold back from laughing. As her nose was growing Steve Doocy chimed in, no you wouldn’t.

Posted June 4, 2010 by
Religion, WTF | 6 comments

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    6 Responses to “The Art of the Virgin Mary with a Gun … Marilyn Artus’ exhibit “Our Lady of the Anti-Personnel Weapon & Her Stepford Friends”

    1. Miss-Underestimated on June 4th, 2010 10:12 am

      I dare Marilyn to do some art of the Quran?

    2. Tamikosmom on June 4th, 2010 10:43 am

      Luke 1:26-35

      And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth,

      To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.

      And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.

      And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.

      And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.

      And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS.

      He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:

      And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.

      Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?

      And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.

    3. rightknight on June 4th, 2010 12:40 pm

      Seattle is a great place to grow Marijuana
      due to the moist weather. Everything grows
      green and lush there. Some folks, under it’s
      influence, see their ‘artistic’ creations as

    4. posie on June 5th, 2010 1:03 am

      Hey Marilyn, why don’t you draw your (own) mother with a gun, (just like Ma Baker) and maybe on the beach, and nude.. that is art too… Am sure she will look cute with everything hanging.. I hope you burn in hell %%$$#@

    5. A Texas Grandfather on June 5th, 2010 5:03 pm

      This is NOT art. It is instead an attack on christian religion that this poor little girl tries pass off as art.
      Someone needs to tell her that real art is about truth,beauty and goodness. A brain that is damaged by drugs cannot see the world in any way but distortion.

    6. Supportive Feminist on July 19th, 2010 4:57 pm

      I think her work is beautiful. I think it is art. I think she has a powerful message regarding the role of womyn and the way they are expected to be. Art does not have to be safe and unoffensive. Art is wild and if everybody is offended by her art, then that is fine, but don’t expect her to back down or to apologize for her work and her vision. Oh and drugs have nothing to do with anything. There are worse things in the world than “marijuana cigarettes .” I am sober and I still find her art amazing. Also, she doesn’t have to draw Mohammed because drawing him would be unrelated to her views on feminism.

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