Because the French had an influence in this region, often locals have a general knowledge of Jesuit missionary saints. If only because streets, statues, parks and schools, churches and towns have been named after them.
Isaac Joques Icon
This show is now over, however it was wonderful to view the response of one group who visited the exhibition and seemed to have spent much time looking at Paul's detailed icons and particularly singled out the icon of St Isaac Jogues.
This was an original interpretation of the saint and not from a prototype, completed on traditional gessoed board in egg tempera. I found it to be an absolutely fascinating and thoughtful display by a promising artist of 22 years young. Note how Paul shows the missing finger of St Isaac? This was only one form of torture that the saint endured while in the captivity of Iroquois.
The photos presented here are ones that were posted on the Union Art Gallery FB site and are public record. Shown are visitors from Eastcastle Place who commented that "they had a lovely visit to the Union Art Gallery to experience and talk about the Power of Art and Faith show."
Also shown are photos taken from the balcony on opening night where a photographer recorded Paul and myself discussing a large and very well done floor piece. Lastly, included are a couple photos taken of visitors from other days.Click to enlarge.