On the Moon

Aleksandra Mir

Aleksandra Mir investigated ancient and modern understandings of the universe in her collage series “On the Moon,” (2009). Mir juxtaposed religious and scientific thought by depicting the Virgin Mary clutching a rocket ship, the Holy Family stationed on the moon, and other far-fetched scenarios. The artist proposed: “If angels and astronauts share the same sky…isn’t it time they were introduced?” Mir suggested that belief in the laws of physics is a kind of religion that similarly attempts to explain creation, our purpose, and the future. Her amusing works also reflect the curious coexistence of disparate belief systems in society today.

 
 
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