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"For as long as I can remember I have always been
fascinated with religious icons. I believe this
stems from my strict catholic upbringing. I was forced to attend
mass each Sunday until my eighteenth birthday. During these dogmatic
rituals my mind would wander as I was basically hypnotized by the vast
sacred art and iconography that surrounded me in the church.

Throughout this time I felt as though I was being
brainwashed and always rejected their teachings. At
that time I was very bitter about this, yet now I
feel grateful for being so heavily exposed to all of
these mystic symbols.

Religion is something that confuses me, part of me
feels that I can connect with it but at the same time,
I am disconnected from myself. This body of work is
simply a self exploration further into my roots and
the beliefs of others."

Meghan McAleavy

2008
2008
Virgin Mother
Textile
9"
2008
Virgin Mary
textile
4"
2008
Peace Offering
textile
7"
2008
Golgotha
textile
2"
2008
Heart with Cross
textile
3"
2008
Rose of Sharon
textile
2"
2008
Heart with daggers
textile
4"
2008
Heat with Crown
textile
5"
2008
Hand of Fatima
textile
4"
2008
Lamb of God
Textile
4"
2008
Heart with Cross
Textile
4"
2008
Sagrado Corazon
textile
5"
2008
JESUS CHRIST
textile
6"
2008
Hand of God
textile
7"
2008
Crucifixtion
textile
8"
2008
Sacred Heart
Textile
8"
2008