New Statue of Our Lady for Oslo by Granda

The St John the Evangelist Parish in Groruddalen was established in 2013 to serve the growing Catholic community in Oslo. During the last few months Granda's workshop has produced this precious statue of Our Lady with the Child Jesus that has recently been installed in the church.

The image has been hand-carved in linden wood and received an estofado finish. This complex technique requires entirely gilding and burnishing the image over several layers of gesso. Color is applied using egg tempera over the gilded surface, once dried, the paint is scratched following patterns to reveal the gold underneath, creating the glittering illusion of a brocaded fabric. Two gold plated crowns have also been made to complete the ensemble.

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