Hand Carved Wood Plaque
18.5 x 4 inches
Carved from a Single Piece of Driftwood - Enamel Finish
Made in Northern Italy
The Driftwood Madonna Statuette is an absolutely exquisite depiction of Mary rapt in meditation as she is just about to receive the annunciation from the Archangel Gabriel. This hand-carved statuette will make a most extraordinary and unique gift for a wedding, a wedding anniversary, a special housewarming, a special thank you to a generous donor, and for that special little chapel which is so near and dear to your heart!
Driftwood transformed into Exquisite Sacred Art
The Driftwood Madonna Statuette stands 18.5 inches tall and is 4 inches in diameter. A northern Italian artist discovered an old piece of driftwood being used as a fence post, carved out the image of Mary and painted it by hand. This is indeed truly creative and “culturally authentic” sacred art at its finest, truly exquisite and absolutely unique, and a most beautiful labor of love, faith and hope!
Mary says “Yes” – “May it be done to me as you have said”
Mary says “Yes!” Mary could have said “No” or “Maybe” or “Not yet”, but Mary says “Yes!” As a human being endowed with authentic human freedom, Mary did not have to say “Yes” – God did not override her freedom just as God does not override our freedom. Even if Mary’s “immaculate conception” means that she was born free of “original sin” and therefore naturally predisposed to obey God’s will freely and joyfully, this does not mean that her “Yes” was a foregone conclusion and preordained. Authentic freedom means the real freedom to say “Yes” or “maybe” or even “no”, even when “Yes” is the most natural inclination. Mary demonstrates for us through her Fiat – through her “Yes!” – what authentic human freedom is capable of.