Studio Photos of The Ascetic
A few days ago, The Ascetic took up permanent residence in New Braunfels. Since you will not see him out and about anytime soon, we would like to share these farewell photos with you. We will surely miss him.
From the beginning, the creation of the sculpture revolved around the question “Who is to hold the cross?” We tend to see the death of Jesus through Michelangelo’s Pieta, the portrayal of Mary, the mother, holding the lifeless body of her Son. But in the reality of this journey, we are closer to the weaknesses of Mary Magdalene than to the holiness of the Mother of Jesus.
A few weeks ago, Terri and her husband Carlos traveled from Lubbock to Seguin. They left with “Mary Magdalene at the Cross.” Thus ending one chapter of the story “The Cross for The Road to Emmaus.” Terri will present the sculpture for the first time in February 2012 to participants in the Road to Emmaus Retreat. We will of course update this blog with the next chapter of the story.
Thank you, Terri for you are an inspiration and a blessing. May God be with you and the wonderful Carlos.
Marika and Dennis
This installment shows the sculpture part way through the sanding process.
On the Road with Marika’s Sculptures
San Antonio, Austin, Corpus Christi
January 07, 2011 to June 6, 2011
University of Texas Health Science Center
Opening Date: Thursday, January 6, 2011
Closing Date: Friday, June 10, 2011
Description: The Department of Psychiatry of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio selects and exhibits art from San Antonio area artists. On display is Marika’s 8-foot tall mahogany sculpture, The Goddesses.
Location: Department of Psychiatry, Room 710L-1, University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229
February 18, 2011 to May 6, 2011
Del Mar College: 45th Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show
Opening Reception: Friday, February 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Description: The Annual National Drawing and Small Sculpture Show attracts works by contemporary artists across the country and is judged by a guest juror. This year juror Professor John Vinklarek selected Marika’s The Thinker for the show.
Location: Joseph A. Cain Memorial Gallery, Del Mar College, 101 Baldwin, Corpus Christi, TX 78404
February 21, 2011 to August 18, 2011
The 5th Exhibit of the Diocese of Austin Sacred Heart Gallery
Opening: Monday, February 21, 2011
Reception: Thursday evening, March 3
Description: The 5th exhibit of the Diocese of Austin Sacred Heart Gallery has religious art of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Many of the works of art are for sale. The Diocesan Fine Arts Council selected Marika’s Ann and Mary for the exhibit.
Location: Diocese of Austin, Religious Art Gallery, Pastoral Center, 6225 E. Highway 290, Austin, TX 78723