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I finished a commission, photos attached, that is to go on a religious statue in the Phillipines and be in a major parade in Manila on Dec 8. It was to replicate the flowers and crown on a bronze statue in France that commemorates an apparition of Mary to two shepherd children in 1849. Flowers are copper, crown is varying steel flat bar.







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A quote from the client's email..."As for the hammer and tongs, I spoke with my priest cousin, that the tongs and the hammer are the materials used for nailing Jesus to the cross, and for spiritual message - we as Christians need to be reminded that everytime we commit sins, we are nailing Jesus to that cross over and over again. He also said that a group of metal and steel workers locally from the Shrine in the Philippines believed that Our Lady of La Salette is the Patron Saint of Metal Workers. And theres a group in France too, bronze makers he said, the makers of the statues in La Salette also consider this image their inspiration."

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