These slightly blasphemous Holy Mary pieces pictured are witty, different and not pretending to be anything they are not.
The artist, Soasig Chamaillard, says that she is not trying to shock; indeed, these pieces are less in-your-face than other artists who set out to be provocative, such as the much more in-your-face chocolate Jesus.
Implications - Today's curious consumer has trouble believing in some of the far-out propositions of religion, resulting in a generation of atheists who view religion as more of a pop cultural innovation than a faith. Regardless, the use of religion is still taboo, and will provide any company who uses its imagery or referencing with an image of edginess.
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