Well, to be honest there are multiple reasons… Nothing like a delightful British woman who has devoted her life to prayer and art. In heaven I look forward to talking with her for some time.
I”m teaching a course on contemporary art this semester I recently showed this clip of Bill Moyers interviewing Sister Wendy. In it they were discussing Andres Serrano’s photograph “piss Christ,” and nudity in art. I love how she turns the tables upside-down in her remarks. Her dialog about art that is “comforting” is wonderful – Check it out.
“If people can look, and look, and always come away from a work of art enriched it is a great work of art.” Sister Wendy