Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Statues have conversation

'Realism is back,' says sculptor of new statues for Kansas cathedral

There is still work for artists with religious themes, as this Catholic News Service story indicates.

A close-up of Mary, part of a larger "Mary and Joseph" statue, is seen in the Troutdale, Ore., studio of nationally renowned artist Rip Caswell, who is sculpting the work for the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita, Kan.

The statues that will dominate the east and west transepts of the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Wichita are taking shape.

Sculptor Rip Caswell, who works from his studio in Troutdale, Ore., was commissioned to create two heroic-size bronze sculptures as part of the cathedral renovation project. The two sculptures, "Mary and Joseph" and "The Crucifixion" will face each other from the east and west alcoves of the cross-shaped cathedral. The statues are scheduled to be installed in late August or early September.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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