Dallas, Texas:: A Bee Press,, 2014.. One-of-a-Kind. 11.75 x 14.75 x 3" wooden box with crocheted shutter-style swing out covers that latch closed. Top bound book suspended on rods mounted in the box. The first page lifts up; the back page is stationary. Beaded rosary and medallion attached to the upper wooden dowel. Materials: wood, beads, medallion, silk, plants, thread, pigment transfer, graphite, metal. Handwritten text. Signed by the artist. Alisa Banks: "Our Lady takes its form from the homemade shrines and gardens found in homes throughout southern Louisiana where Madonna statues grace many lawns. This particular Madonna is from my mother's front yard. "The text is a fragment of a story of longing to grow and gift flowers, and a snip about being from the country. The dried flowers are from my garden. The rosary is fashioned from beans grown and harvested by my aunt. The medallion is of St. Michael the Archangel (dispeller of demons).
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