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The Spiritual Hero Series Transforms Heroes into Saints

Turning fictional characters into saints, the Spiritual Hero series by artist Antonio Strafella seeks to put a holy spin on superheroes and villains. Strafella's beautiful illustrations each show a different character redone as a bronze saint-like statue. Dressed in robes and placed in a magnanimous pose, each hero truly looks like a saint.

Although the Spiritual Hero collection may be considered sacrilegious, Strafella's intention was to explore the similarities between saints and modern day heroes. According to the artist, "These icons have various aspects in common: saints do miracles and superheroes have superpowers, both are venerated." By showing us what popular superheroes look like as saints, Strafella is demonstrating how biblically influenced our modern characters are.