Petrovich, there is a long history of non-believers being hired to do church. A friend of my dad by the name of Seamus Murphy was a relatively famous Communist Atheist sculptor in Cork.
He was asked to do the statue of the virgin Mary for the new church in Mayfield in Cork, Roy Keane's parish church I suppose.
The church committee were very exact about what they wanted. If only they were so careful when designing the hideous church. I think they just asked for any ould shite and thats what they got.
But one thing they were most specific about was that the virgin mary was going to have a gold halo. There was much protesting from the sculptor about the effect of the sheer gaudiness on the beauty of his creation. That and its fucking really hard to carve a halo.
Angered by the phillistinism of the people that he was working for, he dipped a bicycle inner tube in quick drying concrete and painted it gold. The halo is still there in all its hideous glory but the gold paint has long flecked away.
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