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The Unveiling

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THE UNVEILING // On the day my mom was born 62 years ago, my Papa gifted my Nonnie a statue of the Blessed Virgin holding our Precious Lord. 18 years later, my mom was in college creating as I today create. The task at hand was for each student to drape a cloth over an object of their choice and then draw it. She chose the statue. After the drawing was complete, they would go on to draw “The Unveiling,” where they would lift the cloth to expose the object they had originally drawn. Imagine now, the great unveiling of the Mother of God and the Savior of the World, how celestial and truly beautiful it would be.

As a child I would flip through my mothers art books regularly, trying so very hard to draw as she did. Let’s just say that any time I have been in need of inspiration, I go into my parents very messy downstairs closet, (filled with mainly MY junk) to look for her old artwork. Well, a few months ago, I stumbled upon her piece once more. After looking at it for a while, I walked over to her curio cabinet where the statue is now displayed and said to Mary, “This has got to be seen.”

Being that her piece is now 43 years old, and has been in our very messy closet for quite some time now; I felt it would be best to recreate it, as it was looking a bit weathered and torn. The plan was to incorporate my own artistic style but to make sure that it resembled my moms, so that all could see the beautiful unveiling. I ended up taking her drawing to a place that scans very large prints at a very high quality and then brought it into the Procreate app on my iPad to create what you see here today.

My hope is that whenever you look at this piece you will imagine the hand of God unveiling His masterpiece, His beloved Son Our Savior and the Co-Redemptrix by whom He was brought into the world for our sake. What a beautiful masterpiece, and what a beautiful gift.

Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen once wrote, “God, Who made the sun, also made the moon. The moon does not take away from the brilliance of the sun. All its light is reflected from the sun. The Blessed Mother reflects her Divine Son; without Him, she is nothing. With Him, she is the Mother of Men." “Everything about Our Lady points straight back to the Father, Whose faithful daughter she is; to the Son, Whose mother she is; and to the Holy Ghost Who overshadowed her. There is no one in all of History whose relationship with God is as complex, fulfilled, and achingly beautiful as Mary's. She is not only the greatest of Saints, she is our Mother, as Jesus is our Brother and Savior. In honoring her, we honor Him - and imitate Him, as we are admonished to both honor our parents and imitate Christ, Who loved His Mother. Our relationship with Mary is that of a child to a blessed Mother who was given to us as Jesus gave her to John at the Cross. She is our spiritual Mother (Revelation 12:17 - And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ), and she wants to pray for us.” “To love Mary takes nothing at all from Christ, but honors our Blessed Lord by Whose grace she is who she is: His greatest creation, the greatest of Saints, the Queen of Heaven, the Immaculate Conception, the spotless Virgin, the Ark of the Covenant, the New Eve, the mother of God, and the mother of Israel - this is the unveiling of our mother who wants nothing more for us than to pray for us and show us her Son.“

An original by Christine Mesmer recreated by her daughter Stephanie Wigton, Printed.

This Print is available for purchase in several high quality paper options and sizes.

5x7
- Matte Smooth Paper (Smooth to the touch, the most vivid look)
- Textured Paper (Vintage vibe, the drawing will appear to have more depth, my favorite)
- Deckled Edge Handcrafted paper (Antiqued and weathered, looks like it’s from the 1800’s)

8x10
- Matte Smooth Paper (Smooth to the touch, the most vivid look)
- Textured Paper (Vintage vibe, the drawing will appear to have more depth, my favorite)
- Deckled Edge Handcrafted paper (Antiqued and weathered, looks like it’s from the 1800’s)

11x14 
- Matte Smooth Paper (Smooth to the touch, the most vivid look)
- Textured Paper (Vintage vibe, the drawing will appear to have more depth, my favorite)
- Deckled Edge Handcrafted paper (Antiqued and weathered, looks like it’s from the 1800’s)

13x19
- Matte Smooth Paper (Smooth to the touch, the most vivid look)
- Textured Paper (Vintage vibe, the drawing will appear to have more depth, my favorite)
- Deckled Edge Handcrafted paper (Antiqued and weathered, looks like it’s from the 1800’s)

Packaging + Shipping
Each print comes with a thick backing card and a clear protective sleeve - perfect for gifting. Larger prints will be rolled in a heavy duty cardboard tube. Be mindful that I print, cut, and make all of these prints at home. You may spot slight imperfections and color variations as each paper material has unique textures and absorbs ink differently. 1-2 week processing time. Your order will ship via the service you choose. It is always my goal to ship out your orders as soon I possibly can.

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At this time we do not offer returns or exchanges. However, if you feel your item has been damaged during shipment, please let me know via email.

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