Martyred Saint

by Diane Kirkland


Digital archival photograph

Artist Statement

This photograph depicts a statue of a saint who endured torture and possibly death as a result of his faith. The early Christians considered a martyr’s death as a baptism in blood, much like a baptism in water is used to absolve ones sins. The skull represents the original sin committed by Adam and the cross symbolizes Christ’s sacrifice for mankind’s redemption. Surrounding the saint are pillars commemorating a sacred place.

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