Suzanne M. Young

Exhibit showing - November through February 26, 1999

The Blessed Virgin Mary, Health of the Sick

January 1998
7" x 8" x 2"

Pillar of Faith

January 1998
fired clay with glaze
18" x 10" x 1 1/2"

Artist's Statement

"God has called me to create religious sculpture and so I feel it is my vocation. It is vital for me to create original, religious fine art for sacred spaces: churches, hospitals or a person's home or work area.

"With each sculpture created, I ask the Holy Spirit for inspiration. I immerse myself in the setting in which that certain person might have been and try to sculpt what they might have felt." For example: The fourth Station of the Cross where Jesus meets His Mother. What must have it been like for Mary to have seen her son dragged through the streets of Jerusalem, carrying His cross, on the way to His crucifixion? What must have she felt? For one instant, Mary reaches out to touch her son's face. Jesus places His hand on His mother's shoulder and they lovingly look into each other's eyes. Mary's heart is breaking. However, she accepts God's will. "In Mary, Health of the Sick, I created Our Mother as comforter of those in great pain. (Physical or emotional). Daily, we are all in need of Mary's love and warm embrace.

"My hope is that each sculpture can be an impetus for meditation on the Lord."

Tel. (248) 608-0606

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