While tidying up the backlog of images I have accrued over the years. I came across this image of a processional statue which I made many moons ago.
The push to make this figure would not go away. It came at a time when I had the luxury of daily visits to the Blessed Sacrament.
It was to be made very simply, and something in my interior told me that "looks" were not important.
I placed it into the hands of a lady who had a yen for Marian processions, some things you are not meant to hold on to, and one has to quite literally let go and let God.
The figure was processed annually at the Dome of Home for a number of years. This suprised me greatly, as the statue was made from lowly materials much beneath the grand examples of statuary which have a permanent home there.
I think the statues main purpose was to enable an event, get it kick-started so to speak.
My hope is that the statue will now be taking a well -earned rest, (having served for the time it was needed), and that a new, more fitting figure continues the annual procession in honour of Mary's Immaculate Heart .
Liturgical artist/restorer. Bachelor of Art and Design, Catholic Blogger
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