|Mark Sanislo Catholic Artist
"The Last Supper" (8 x 20 ft)
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Kuehn Roof Systems - Ham Lake, MN
Oil on Wall of Upper Room 8' x 20'
See Article on Mark by Fr. Fox
Local men posed for Mark Sanilo's Last
Excerpts from Immaculate Heart Messenger Oct-Dec 2002
by Fr. Robert J. Fox
Now if you think at first glance Mark simply reproduced the exact characters as in DaVinci's Last Supper, look again. They are not the same. Mark got local people to pose for each Apostle and Jesus, retaining the four sets of three persons.
Another idea was to provide inspiration and a spiritual focal point for people who do business with Kuehn and don't spend much — or any — time in a church. Kuehn said he is not shy about taking people upstairs to see the Upper Room and the painting.
"Some people look at me like I'm crazy," he said, noting that he always takes time to explain the painting. "Others sit and listen. My insurance agent was up there and I just shared with her how Jesus has helped me heal from the various tragedies in my life."
Healing is the message Tom hopes to bring to all visitors. He sums up his vision for the Upper Room with two words that he has on display on his cell phone at all times — "Jesus heals."