Monkey Madonna, 2020

33 x 20 x 20cm

Pink soapstone

Monkey Madonna plays with the image of Madonna and Child which is embedded in the Western European psyche, regardless of religious belief.

 

Monkey Madonna subverts the image. The mother is a monkey, from an ancient species that pre-dates homo sapiens. The pinks and reds in the stones flow like blood.

 

Monkey Madonna was commissioned by a private collector in the UK.