Icons for the Modern Age

Painter Jessie DeCorsey has been fascinated with religious icons ever since she traveled to Greece and saw them everywhere, integrated into everday life. She says she wishes American culture had an equivalent source of inspiration that was as everpresent. So she created her own religious icons for today's youth. She says her goal is to make the actions of the saints seem more attainable by everyday people, no matter what their religion.

DeCorsey's paintings are currently on display at the Dunn Bros coffee shop next to Loring Park in Minneapolis.

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