Sara Muzira

Portfolio: St Margaret of Antioch

This work formed part of the Cley12 Contemporary Art Show in North Norfolk. My response to the venue, which was St Margaret of Antioch Church in the village of Cley Next the Sea, was to create a convention of St Margarets, each representing a church dedicated to the saint. St Margaret was a very popular early Christian martyr.  While imprisoned by the Romans for her faith she was visited by Satan in the form of a devil. The devil swallowed her, but she held out her crucifix which irritated the dragon's throat and made him spit her out. She later became very popular, and is the patron saint of women in childbirth.