Sculpting wood is a time-consuming and labor-intensive effort requiring imagination and discipline. This brief video gives the viewer a window to the sculptor’s arduous journey from a piece of raw wood to a finished work of art. Join the sculptor as she creates the following sculptures:
The sculpture is a commission to celebrates the birth of a first grandchild.
The Little Prince
Marika made this sculpture as the center piece for her solo exhibition at Bihl Haus Arts.
The Flying Leaves
The Flying Leaves, a work-in-progress, is a commission for Texas Lutheran University.
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.