Saint Mary MacKillop Sculpture
by Sandra Jones
The Sculpture is mounted on besa blocks. It can easily transported to any location needed.
Saint Mary MacKillop Sculpture June 1999
Restoration Work for Loretto Normanhurst Girls College
Whilst working at Lorretto Normanhurst Ladies College teaching Visual Art. I dedicated my spare time to working on religious sculpture. Repairing sculpture in the grounds of the Normanhurst College. The sculpture of Joseph and Baby Jesus. Baby Jesus is teaching Joseph carpentery skills. Pointing to the centre of the wheel of the cart they were making together. Baby Jesus needed to be made and attached to the table.
I was commissioned to make the figure of “Baby Jesus” from “The one archived photo in existence” The concrete sculpture I sculpted was missing. After completing the sculpture of Baby Jesus which is now permanently secured onto the table which now completes the sculptured installation.
The whole completed concrete sculpture installation was restored by myself and relocated. The sculptured piece is approximately 2 metres high & 1.5 metres in depth & 1.8 metres in length.
The completed piece, table, Joseph, wooden wheel structure, tools & Baby Jesus and plinth placed onto concrete slab and relocated to the playground area. The figure of Joseph was cemented and bolted onto the cement slab. The table was then cemented into place. The engraved brass plaque was then secured onto the cement plinth, displaying the engraved text which depicts the significance of the sculpture.