Thursday, December 30
I have always been fascinated by Spanish wood-paste statuary. It's a technique perfected in the Counter-Reformation period, and boy does that show: intricate molds are created, a special wood-paste is poured in, glass eyes added, and the whole thing detailed by hand.
I found a treasure-trove of images of such statues for sale, not merely the standard (for this style) Sacred Heart, St. Teresa, and Our Ladies of Grace and Carmel, but dozens. It's so fun just to look at!