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Saint Teresa

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With her robe hanging open, and her hands clasped in prayer, this sculpture speaks of melding of sensual and spiritual pleasure as "the transverberation" becomes a point of contact between earth and heaven, between matter and spirit. This depicts an episode of lust fulfilled, aimed to express the facial and bodily equivalents of a state of divine joy.

It reminds me of the pseudo-sexual religious exploration found in the  "Sisters of Mercy".

I've used the repeating hands, as a symbol of a halo, offering the benediction.

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