On The Human Figure in Sacred Art: To make a corporeal likeness that is transmundane is to show nothing less than the “Body Electric”, our unlikeness now to our anticipated Resurrection in Christ. As artists, we have discovered and will remain discovering the means and metaphors by which this is attained. The image is a simulacrum and represents the subject’s characteristics and is not a reproduction. We make a world that resembles ours but is different from it. Thus our works, our paintings and sculptures become like prayers and perform much like intercessions between the intelligible world and the perceptual world. The human figure although a focal point, becomes a sublime means to a spiritual realm.
- From "The Anatomy of Sacred Art"
by Anthony Visco