Sunday, March 7, 2010

Virgin Mary

Virgin Mary, originally uploaded by 2:12.

The inspiration for the piece came from the site itself.  Galveston, Texas.

Now for a little history.  In 1878, a cast-iron statue of ”Mary, Star of theSea”, was added to the bell tower at St. Mary Cathedral Basilica. Mariners formerly used the lighted crown of the statue as a beacon to guide them into the port of Galveston. During all of Galveston’s hurricanes, and particularly the Great Storm of 1900, many a Galvestonian cast desperate and hopeful glances upward at the figure of Mary, “The Protectoress” of the city.