Sculpture & Writing Created by:
Sr. Marie Pierre Semler, M.M.
(Color shown is white)
Clay & stone 1975
During the long night before the day of His crucifixion dawned, agony upon agony tortured the human body of the Man – God. Also there was mockery, ridicule, contempt and desertion. “They blindfolded him and hit him with their fists and asked, ‘Who hit you that time, prophet'” Luke 22:63. (Living Bible) He knew who struck Him for He created them. “He who formed the eye, shall he not see?” Psa. 93.He saw far beyond that, He saw that they did not know what they were doing. “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”
This head of Christ is a detail from a standing 7-5/8″ figure in the round, modeled in clay in preparation for the making of a large wood sculpture. The wood carving which was to be in black walnut was never completed because of the necessity of moving to another section of the house which could not accommodate the wood carving and inlay wood department.