About 15" tall, in Kato Polyclay, with garnets and wood. I'm thinking of doing a limited edition of this one...
Underway in Kato Polyclay
Friends, I'm posting this image (already in the "Liturgical Work" gallery at left) for a certain visitor this morning. This sculpture -- about four feet tall and 300 pounds of plasticine -- was created while working with the Rohn liturgical arts company of Pittsburgh, more than twenty years ago. It represents the Blessed Mother Pauline. She's standing with a blind child, one of those for whom this German nun was advocate and protector. I was fortunate not only to create this piece but to travel to Rome with some hundred and eighty Sisters for the beatification ceremonies. Truly a rare adventure; many a tale connected there, to be sure.
I must run about headless chicken-wise now, but I will share a rather charming coincidence later, perhaps this evening.
Sculpture by Mabel “Mabs” Gardner (my paternal great aunt). She was a fiery soul, a gentle sculptor, and a genuine expatriate in Paris after WWI. She went to France with the Red Cross during that war, and by WWII, was living in her studio in Paris.