Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Handmade St. Brigid Statue

I have to admit this statue doesn't appeal to me personally--I am a lover of iconography and sacred statuary, yet somehow I have never found a statue of Brigit, either as goddess or as saint, which really satisfies my aesthetic sense of her. That's me. You may take to this one.
Said to be handmade, though not specifying what material (it looks like plastic to me), the figure is made by Hank Schlau and painted by his wife Karen. 9" high, she stands holding a four-armed rush cross, a fire burning at her feet and a halo round her head.
Available for 50$ from the Catholic Company. (Check out Schlau's figure of St Francis with Medieval Trees, as well.)

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