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.
The centerpiece for the exhibition is The Little Prince inspired by the book of the same name by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry. Here is a photo of the live oak before work began on the sculpture and below is a photo of current progress.
Raw Live Oak from Glen Cove, Seguin
Opening Reception: Friday, May 16, 2014
From: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm
2803 Fredericksburg Road
(Inside the gates of Primrose at Monticello Park Senior Apartments)
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.