M. and M. puts into play a number of questions. There is the 3-D form of the classic icon the Virgin Mary vs. the 2-D contemporary images of Martha Stewart. There are ideas of beauty, religious vs. secular. There is the gaze of the Virgin she is both contemplating Martha and herself. The sphere on top of the vessel acts as a looking ball, which brings the viewer in a direct dialogue with the other elements. The title in this work is an extremely powerful tool. It is used to give direction, but it also acts as an equalizing agent. Mary and Martha are reduced to M. and M. both the same without distinction.