DangerousMinds.net posted a feature about a U.K. based artist creating a number of stained glass windows devoted to a series of “Alternative saints” including Aleister Crowley and mentions a gallery showing of these windows that effectively comprised an “Alternative Church.” The article begins:
“In 2010 and 2011 the English artist Neal Fox executed an utterly gorgeous series of stained-glass windows in imitation of the iconography of saints found in cathedrals all over Europe. The series included Johnny Cash, J.G. Ballard, Hunter S. Thompson,Albert Hofmann, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, Serge Gainsbourg, Aleister Crowley, William S. Burroughs, Billie Holiday, and Francis Bacon.
“Now, it’s perfectly possible that you will see these images and think, ‘Wow, those paintings in the stained-glass style are awesome.’ So it’s important to emphasize that these are not paintings, Fox actually created the stained-glass windows themselves—in fact, he worked with traditional methods ‘at the renowned Franz Mayer of Munich manufacturer’ in order to produce a dozen windows, each using leaded stained glass in a steel frame and standing 2.5 meters tall.
“Put them all together in a room, as the Daniel Blau gallery in London did in 2011, and you have ‘an alternative church of alternative saints.’”
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Thanks to Soror Amy for the tip!