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In art history textbooks, it is not unusual to come across the term "unknown saint." Usually, it will partly describe an icon or painting. As, for example, in the following descriptions:

"Madonna and Child with St. John the Evangelist and Unknown Saint"

or

"Depicted are Saint Anthony of Padua, Saint Francis of Assisi, Unknown, Saint John the Baptist."

Sometimes the identity of a locally popular saint becomes obscure or forgotten and we no longer recognize them by their images.

I find the term unintentionally poetically beautiful. Most saints, I believe, are unknown. This painting and others like it is meant in part to pay tribute to these saints.

The image of God is in every person.

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acrylic and graphite on 4-ply board

Unknown Saint 2 (2011)

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  • Acrylic painting, Paper on board
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  • Size: 6.13 × 10.13 × 0.06 in (unframed)
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