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Crown of Thorns, Sculpture, 2007; Lise Galarneau (b. 1949); Hampden, Massachusetts (now living South Carolina); Dried palm fronds, deer moss; 10 3/4 x 6 3/8 in.; Collection of the artist; Photography by Jason Dowdle
Crown of Thorns, Sculpture, 2007
Lise Galarneau (b. 1949)
Hampden, Massachusetts (now living South Carolina)
Dried palm fronds, deer moss
10 3/4 x 6 3/8 in.
Collection of the artist
Photography by Jason Dowdle
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Lise Galarneau
Ocean Isle Beach, SC
In Roman Catholicism, many families still fashion crosses from the blessed fronds they receive during Palm Sunday Mass. Lise Galarneau, who was raised in a Catholic orphanage in Quebec, views her work as inherently and deeply religious. This piece, with its palm frond branch from a crown of thorns tree, represents the story of Christ's death and resurrection. "When He died on the cross," the artist explains, "He was crucified with a crown of thorns. When you really look at the crown of thorns, you have to feel it, feel the love of Christ."
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