Serafina R. Nankervis

Exhibit showing - November through February 26, 1999

The Virgin Mary

February 1997
limestone sculpture
14" x 7" x 5"
excellent condition

Artist's Statement

"My sculptures are a reflection of my spiritual voice and a mother's emotions raising her family.

"Conception occurs when I start a new sculpture. I begin by sketching the image revealed to me in the stone. My carving tools represent the sculpture's growth period from which form and features evolve. Rasping, filing and sanding are the nurturing instruments. During this period, my fingers are constantly caressing the stone with love and looking for any imperfections that need help. The final stages of the sculpture are comparable to a child arriving at his/her own individuality. When the sculpture is finished, I have mixed emotions. I am happy and proud of the results, but I am reluctant to let go.

"I am the mother of four grown children - happy and proud of them as people, but I was reluctant to let them go."

Serafina R. Nankervis

April 1998


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