Hand Carved Holy Land Olive Wood Statue: Virgin de Guadalupe
Hand carved olive wood is an art that has been practiced for centuries by Christian artisans in the Bethlehem area. These pieces are carved from olive wood grown in the Holy Land.
Original drawing in pencil and color by local artist, Victoria Guerrero.
Victoria has been a resident of Oracle, AZ for many years, attended high school in San Manuel, married her high school sweetheart, Rick Guerrero and raised her children in Oracle . Her color and black and white drawings are unique with different shapes, angles and appear three dimensional. “I am able to draw these pictures because of my faith. These drawings are about peace, love and beauty. The eyes in the drawings are meant to bring a feeling of safety, like the PEACE of God.” If interested in contacting Victoria, send her a message through Facebook. She will be happy to hear from you.
Hand Carved Holy Land Olive Wood Cross from Bethlehem.
There are four enclosed capsules, one affixed on each corner of the Crucifix: Jerusalem stone, Olive Leaves, Frankincense and Holy Earth from Jerusalem. Hand carved olive wood is an art that has been practiced for centuries by Christian artisans in the Bethlehem area. These pieces are carved from olive wood grown in the Holy Land. Crucifixes are hand carved with only prunings of Holy Land olive trees.
Mosaic Glass and Bead Cross by local artist, Sue Armbrust – Mudd Pie Creations.
Sue was born in Rison, Arkansas and has lived in Arizona since 1965 and in Oracle for 15 years. Her love for pottery and mosaics are evident in the beauty of her art work, bringing happiness and balance to her life after retiring in 2016 from Pinal County. Sue currently shows with the Oracle Artist Studio Tour (OAST) and Art In The Garden spring and fall shows in Tucson. Small samplings of her work can be found at the Oracle Visitors Center, Oracle‘s new Zipline and by appointment at the Mudd Pie Café, 520-449-0183 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently she is working on some large totems both at her studio and Pima County NRPR. Sue’s goal is to continue expanding her knowledge and creative talents to produce pieces that will bring joy to its new owner.