The Question

Lucianne Siers's avatar Lucianne Siers

This entry depicts the Annunciation from the Gospel of Luke 1: 26-38, in which the Angel Gabriel invites Mary to be the Mother of God. This story is very familiar to Christians as Mary says yes to the angel. We also find ourselves in this reading as we continue to contemplate what God asks of us. The sculpture is two pieces carved from limestone. The angel towers Mary and offers her a gift of flowers as a gentle greeting and then asks of her a very significant question. As the story continues, Mary says "yes" and opens her life to a path of unknown, filled with joys and sufferings as she with her husband, Joseph raise their son. In this setting, I wanted the figures to depict a strong and yet gentle Gabriel and an open hearted Mary receiving the invitation.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 7 "
  • Medium: Limestone
  • Width: 17"
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 18"