CONTEMPORARY MARIAN SCULPTURE
by Sister Evangeline Doyle, O.P.
Exhibited at the Marian Library: September 4 - October 31, 1990
She earned her master in fine arts in 1972 from The Catholic
University of America, Washington, D.C. and continues to learn
through refresher courses at the University of Akron. She has
exhibited and participated in juried shows throughout Ohio. Her
commissions include porcelain castings for the Akron Women of the
Year Awards (1990), a gingko wood sculpture of the "Risen Christ"
for St. Thomas Aquinas Church, Cleveland, Ohio (1989), and a
"Madonna and Child" sculpture from sycamore commemorating the
Marian Year for St. Elizabeth Seton Parish, Fort Collins,
Sister Evangeline writes of her artistic intent: "I have always
had a vivid imagination that is best expressed in sculptural
form, communicating to others my innermost sensitivity towards
life, the majesty of creation, the delicacy of human
relationships, and the deepening need for social justice to all
people throughout the world."
She expresses her feelings for sculpture in stone: "There is a
certain mystery of life in stone; it is so strong and enduring.
Externally it is hard, solid, unyielding. But once its inner
surface is penetrated, it becomes cooperative, sensitive, full of
a life of its own, almost independent of the sculptor, gently
suggesting what it wants to become, prophetically aware of its
own potential and destiny. The sculptor cannot resist it, for to
do so would produce less noble results. Within the stone the
artist comes into contact with the mystery of God's own creation,
endowing the artist and the onlooker alike with the courage and
endurance to overcome all obstacles encountered along the way."
ART WORKS DISPLAYED
The Cry of Liberation, stained cottonwood
Son Behold Your Mother, limestone
Oval Madonna, limestome
African Madonna, walnut
Loving Mother, pink alabaster
Madonna of Refugees, spalted cherry
Mary Seat of Wisdom, sycamore
Mary Queen of Peace, sycamore
Water Bearer, sycamore
Mary Our Refuge, walnut
Woman of Courage, white alabaster
Mater Admirabilis, porcelain
Linear Madonna, white pine
Ceramic Madonna, stoneware clay
Beholding Her Newborn, oil
Seated Madonna #1, porcelain
Seated Madonna #2, porcelain
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