Late Have I Loved You

by Artist Eye  

Saint Irenaeus has arrived in the cloister! It’s not his feast day; he was just next in line in the carving shop.  I think this bishop of the early church would be pleased about the process responsible for the completion of his image. The finished carving was first a sketch, then a full scale drawing, a clay mock up, back to full size drawing, and finally the slow, careful carving away of a specially prepared panel . . . the collaboration of many hands.  It’s the co-labor that makes it so special because hands can’t  cooperate unless the hearts that direct them are at peace and as one, a labor I think the saint would especially appreciate.


 

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About Artist's Eye

Our family moved to the Community in 1990. While raising our two children here I've worked at Paraclete Press and have been involved with Fine Arts over the years. I love to paint, tell stories, and build puppets--a thirty foot whale and her baby for the Spirit of America Band Field Show was one of the funnest projects I've ever done!

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