#710 Joy to the World Sculpture

Acquired 2015

This resin stone Cararra White sculptured piece is created and designed by Timothy P. Schmalz. Timothy is one of the most celebrated and world-renowned artists of our century. His large-scale sculptures span the globe from Bethlehem to Rome to rural churches of North America. Timothy has created smaller scale replicas of some of his most popular creations including my piece entitled “Joy to the World”. This extremely heavy piece depicts Joseph, Jesus' earthly Father, as he extends his arms up to Heaven from where the message came that he should take Mary to be his wife because her Child is from God Himself through the Holy Spirit. Joseph reminds us that we, too, can raise our hands to our Father in Heaven as we submit our lives to Him in praise and thanks for the gift of His Son. Purchased through The Printery House, October 2015. $59.95.