#557 Pillars of Heaven
Acquired 2009Designed by Kim Lawrence and cast in resin finished diamond shaped pieces to look like wood, this dramatic nativity is modern yet reverent. The designer states, “My inspiration for designing the ‘Pillars of Heaven' nativity was to depict the traditional nativity story in an artful and modern style using simplified shape and form.” The diamond shaped pillars of this collection create an interactive sculpture inviting the viewer to arrange the pieces in many unique ways. Inscribed on the back of each pillar is a Bible passage telling the story of the First Noel, reminding everyone of the true meaning of Christmas. Made by Enesco from their Artist Gallery, the set include the Babe, the star, Mary and Joseph, an angel, the three kings, and a shepherd cradling a sheep. They are 2 ½” to 10” tall. Purchased from Signals, October 2009. Purchase price, $99.95.