Josefina on the meaning of her statue
St. Michael (1991)
“Soul is form and doth the body make.”
My friends ask me the meaning of some of my works.
Take St. Michael – He is battling his way through the abstract jaws of the Dragon (beautiful “Lucifer son of the morning made hideous by hate and pride”) and shows that what is seen of evil is not the worst. St. Michael is battling his way through the unseen thoughts, feelings, vibes, powers.
He’s a sort of “God’s Ariel” and I hope you’ll find the laughter hidden in him? I often see courage and laughter marching together – and the beauty in it reminiscent of some words in a prayer, “high hearted happiness”.
Josephina de Vasconcellos FRBS. AWG. IPI. Hon Ditt.