Oct 30, 2005

L.A.'s iron maiden

Alias, 'Our Lady of the Angels'

It's pretty bad, I know, but it could have been a lot worse. Click HERE. WARNING: Rated PG-13.

To see what else bronze artist Robert Graham has produced, go HERE. WARNING: Rated R.


Blogger Scarlette said...

Who is that? And why is he wearing a brown paper bag?

5:13 AM  
Anonymous Linda said...

At the moment your clock is superimposed on the picture of Paper Bag Princess. It is quite funny!

8:06 AM  
Anonymous barbara said...

It's the patroness of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Our Lady of Malibu Barbie.

8:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The statue has been likened to the T'Pol, the Vulcan science officer on the late TV series "Star Trek Enterprise."

I plead ignorance on my ability to copy the picture in question: The full-front pose in the red jump-suit with her arms at her side. Could someone please copy that image on another comment?

11:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

seriously, who is this supposed to be?

1:00 PM  
Anonymous barbara said...

It's supposed to be the patroness of the Archdiocese for whom the building is named, Our Lady of the Angels. Or, in reference to the building, Our Lady of the Angles.

That's right, it's the Blessed Virgin Mary.

6:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Every time I see this it makes my heart cry, and my fist more attracted to Mahony's nose.

How dare he do this to the Virgin Mary, what a disgrace.

6:59 PM  
Blogger Scarlette said...

THAT is supposed to be the Virgin Mary?
I honestly thought it was supposed to be a guy. Like the patron saint of paper bags or something.
Disgraceful is right.

9:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow. what will the next bishop do with this monstrosity? can a bishop choose not to use a cathedral?

7:23 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

He could turn it into a super-sized mausoleum that will take about 5 centuries to fill up.

10:15 AM  
Blogger The Dover Beachcomber said...

I see from your link that Robert Graham is the same scuptor who produced the "statue" of the pagan Aztec god Quetzalcoatl for downtown San Jose. That graceless monument (to diversity, we're told) often prompts visitors from out of town to ask, "Why is there a big bronze turd in Cesar Chavez Plaza?"

9:47 AM  

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