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The Utah Artist Obsessed With Telling Unorthodox Biblical Stories

Sep 19, 2016 | 831 videos
Video by Travis Low, Torben Bernhard, and Marissa Lila

For nearly 50 years, Ralphael Plescia has been creating art that tells what he describes as lost stories of the Bible. For example, one of his pieces is a large sculpture of Eve being guarded by a lion. He wants his museum to center around these unconventional views on religion and spirituality. “I’m pointing out in art a basic principal of religion,” he says. “I think the people need to know that they had a heavenly mother as well as a heavenly father.” This short film on Plescia’s beliefs, The Gospel According to Ralphael, is by Travis Low, Torben Bernhard, and Marissa Lila, with support from VideoWest and 15 Bytes.

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