West Coast Quaker artist Cynthia Large came to her explorations of faith through her study of art history. She met the saints through medieval and Renaissance paintings â€śthat possess a crystalline clarity of surface detail and a narrative strangeness that has never been surpassed,â€ť she says. Her series Holy Mischief portrays â€śthe lives of the most restive and unruly figures in the history of religion.â€ť These egg tempera and oil paintings, set within carved mahogany frames, feature figures such as Hildegard of Bingen, Julian of Norwich and Christina of LiĂ¨ge. Christina of LiĂ¨ge, or Christina the Astonishing, was a popular saint who was not formally beatified. Catholic writer Tony Staley says that â€śshe stands out from the canon because her life . . . is not held up as an example to be followed. . . . It seems that she served the people of LiĂ¨ge as a wailing manifestation of their hidden consciences, laying bare their dark secrets and vices.â€ť Legend has it that at her funeral mass she flew up out of her coffin and perched in the rafters of the church.