In a grotto at the curve of the wide front staircase stood a statue of the Virgin Mary. She was draped in her signature blue robe, and held her arms outstretched in fervent supplication. She watched over us with a serene and patient countenance, seeming to beseech us to ‘simply behave like civilized human beings.’
This excerpt is taken from the book “Holding Her Hand”, where the artist makes a personal commentary on each of the paintings. To read the full commentaries, the book is available for purchase.