Christine H. Hayward

Exhibit showing - November through February 26, 1999

Shrine to the Blessed Virgin Mary Mother of our Divine Hope

mixed media collage
13"  x  8"  x  3"

Artist's Statement

"A shrine is a place to stop, worship at times, or just reflect. At times they are placed by grieving loved ones, by a community or built by individuals. Sometimes they commemorate a place of vision or even the place of death.

"I make shrines from paper, glue and objects found and given. Each is a prayer, offered to bring peace and to commemorate special persons or events. Each offers a place to stop, to pause, remember and give thanks. The Blessed Virgin Mary gave me a gift in July, 1994, so I mark that time in my life so I can stop and reflect and always remember.

"As a collage artist, I have become a collector and have cut and glued thousands of tiny images, trying to make a personal statement. I take old objects and rework them into objects of devotion. While working with one's hands, one's heart is softened. For me, it is a kind of meditation.

Christine H. Hayward.

A testimony to Christine Hayward, written by Gene Goetz, can be read in the exhibit's folders of the artist's vitae.

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