Specially discounted pricing on products with this image.
“The Gift of St. James” (Shrine Chapel, St. James the Greater Roman Catholic Church, Island Pond, Vermont) was dedicated by Rev. Richard Fowler, Pastor, whose joy and inspiration greatly contributed to the creation of this work. The central figure, representing the feminine source of love and strength, is the Virgin Mary. She holds the Christ Child who looks to heaven. At the Virgin’s side, presenting the viewer to Mary and the Child is St. James, the patron of the parish. He is depicted wearing the traditional pilgrim mantle, sombrero and walking staff. His coat is adorned with cockle shells, which device religious art has traditionally associated with St. James the Greater, in Spain honored as Santiago de Compostela. In the background, one can identify Island Pond landmarks. The work is dedicated to the memory of the artist’s mother and father.
See more Images by Janet McKenzie
Image © Janet McKenzie