Isaiah 44:10-11 says, "Who shapes a god and casts an idol, which can profit nothing? People who do that will be put to shame; such craftsmen are only human beings. Let them all come together and take their stand; they will be brought down to terror and shame." Painting as an act of devotion, Grignon uses reverence to devote himself to the horse entirely. By enacting devout worship, He points a crooked finger at the Preacher's trick, and ridicules them by a voice once their own. His brazen act of idolatry fixates on control to surrogate his experience of religion, and radical christianity.