Annette W. Everett
40" Bronze Sculpture 2008
A story is told in the New Testament about two sisters. Mary sat at the feet of the Savior and was taught by Him, and Martha, who felt encumbered about with care seeing to everyone's needs. This sculpture is about the Mary and the Martha in each of us; we are both Mary and Martha. Our life is a balance of the necessary responsibilities that demand our time, and the quiet moments spent in spiritual and creative pursuits. Mary's gaze is directed upward, representing our spiritual and creative intent. Martha's gaze is directed down, earthward, her arms full of chores that must be done, focused on her duties and responsibilities. Both qualities are necessary and noble. If either part of our nature is neglected, we are incomplete and unhappy. The two figures, tied together with flowing skirts, form a single graceful whole.
Available in 40" 1/2 life size and 24" maquette.