Saturday, June 18, 2016
Our Lady of Orlando by artist Stephen B. Whatley | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Excerpt from the website of international artist Stephen B. Whatley:
A tribute in pastel created with compassion and prayers by expressionist artist Stephen B. Whatley, for all those murdered in Orlando, Florida in the early hours of June 12 and their loved ones - to represent the eternal and all encompassing love, mercy, compassion, hope and peace that Christ and His Holy Mother have and offer for all communities in the world.
The artist often feels a 'Divine push' - even urgency - to make such works of prayer; and aside from this tragedy perpetrated by hate, ignorance and insanity, an inspiration in making this work was a postcard of a photograph of a statue of Mary, Queen of The Universe Shrine in Orlando, Florida, touchingly sent to him by his beloved young God-daughter Marianna.
This work of art was also created on the Feast day of St Anthony - Saint of A Thousand Miracles - which the world sorely needs.
Peace: Love will overcome hate - Light out of Darkness.