The Ascetic

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.

Ascetic Full

Ascetic Half Front

Ascetic Left Front

Ascetic Half left Front

Ascetic back

The Ascetic- Pecan Wood Sculpture

On July 13, Marika completed The Ascetic her newest sculpture.  The markings on the face of the monk are natural.  At times you follow the will of the wood and allow it to tell the story.  The sculpture is pecan wood.   With the base, the dimensions are H 27″ W 8″ D 8″.   

Ascetic 1

Ascetic 1

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The Cross for The Road to Emmaus Seventh Installment

 

 

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.


The Cross for The Road to Emmaus Sixth Installment

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

A Closer Look

Mary Magdalene at the Cross

Mary Magdalene at the Cross

Marika with Terri the guardian of the sculpture

Terri with Mary Magdalene at the Cross

Marika’s Exhibits

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.

The Goddesses- mahogany

Location: Department of Psychiatry, Room 710L-1, University of Texas Health Science Center, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229

Telephone: 210.567.5475

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.

The Thinker- bronze

 

Location: Joseph A. Cain Memorial Gallery, Del Mar College, 101 Baldwin, Corpus Christi, TX 78404

Telephone: 361.698.1216

Website: www.delmar.edu/art/show.html

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.

Ann and Mary- Bronze

 

Location: Diocese of Austin, Religious Art Gallery, Pastoral Center, 6225 E. Highway 290, Austin, TX 78723

Directions: http://www.austindiocese.org/directions.php

Telephone: 512.476.4888

Website: http://www.austindiocese.org