Recently Hubby and I revisited a statue we restored last year. At that time, the lady chapel was undergoing a re-paint and installation had to wait.
The statue, known as "Queen of Heaven", had been "well - loved", and embellished over the years.
Over the years, the statue had accumilated many layers of paint, and although this figure usually holds a sceptre, the hand which held that sceptre had long since disappeared.
With all the paint and costume jewellery removed, a new hand could be modelled. I did this in such a way that the statue could hold a rosary instead of a sceptre because the priest was keen to have a rosary room/chapel.
And so the statue became that of " Queen of the Holy Rosary" .
Here she is, in her newly refurbished chapel, hopefully to be loved for many more years. (I love that the colours in the stained glass complement those in the statue. )
Queen of the Holy Rosary, Pray for us!)
Liturgical artist/restorer. Bachelor of Art and Design, Catholic Blogger
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