Patrons of Sisters & Friends: Sts. Martha and Mary, Handmade Statue

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Patrons of Sisters & Friends: Sts. Martha and Mary, Handmade Statue

28.00

From the artist, Hank Schlau:

Dimensions: 4 (h) x 2.5 (w) x 1.25 (d) inches

I carve the original in clay and cast the statues by hand in our workshop in Natchez, Mississippi. Statues come boxed, can go outside, come with a history card, and can stand or hang. The card states the following:

Luke’s Gospel (10:38-42) shows the sisters Martha and Mary as having distinctly different inclinations. In the story, Jesus comes through Bethany, enters the house where the sisters live, and begins to talk. Mary sits at Jesus’ feet and listens to him, while Martha goes to prepare food and is “distracted with much serving.” The story thus shows the sisters responding to the situation very differently. But other biblical stories depict the sisters acting in consort. Thus it would seem that the two sisters/friends do what friends with seemingly differing personalities often do: they, yinning and yanging, ultimately complement one another, forming a unity from diversity. This image of the two sisters was hand carved by Hank Schlau and cast by him. It was painted by Karen Schlau. In the image, Martha, to the left, holds a platter upon which rests a tiny fish; to the right is Mary, holding a book inscribed with the Greek letters alpha and omega.

Dimensions: 4 (h) x 2.5 (w) x 1.25 (d) inches

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