Sharon Gill-Kolasinski

Exhibit showing - November through February 26, 1999

Our Lady of Pontmain

(Mother of Divine Hope)
September 1997
birch, enamel, canvas, brass additions, plastic
 23" x 10" x 1 1/2"

Holy Mary, the New Eve

 December 1997
resin form, enamel, haircloth, spoolbase,
plastic fruit, paper
36" x 12" cir

Artist's Statement

2501 Created "in the image of God," (Gen 1:26.) man also expresses the truth of his relationship with God the Creator by the beauty of his artistic works. Indeed, art is a distinctively human form of expression; beyond the search for the necessities of life which is common to all living creatures, art is a freely given superabundance of the human being's inner riches. Arising from talent given by the Creator and from man's own effort, art is a form of practical wisdom, uniting knowledge and skill, (Cf. Wis 7:16-17.) to give form to the truth of reality in a language accessible to sight or hearing. To the extent that it is inspired by truth and love of beings, art bears a certain likeness to God's activity in what he has created. Like any other human activity, art is not an end in itself, but is ordered to and ennobled by the ultimate end of man. 

Catechism of the Catholic Church


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