The Icon of Resurrection | Sculpted in Carrara marble | 90 cm | 3 ft
The sculpture to represent the Risen Christ was requested beginning 2013 to Guido Dettoni by Msgr Philip Heng and Mrs. Therese Huang to be installed in the Church of St. Ignatius in Singapore. Mrs. Huang had already donated a marble enlargement of the Sculpture MARIA to the same Parish.
The sculpture was achieved at the end of 2013 but, before being shipped to its final destination in Singapore, it was presented on February 10, 2014, at the Chapel of the University of Theology of Barcelona and blessed by Cardinal Lluis Martínez Sistach, archbishop of Barcelona. The act counted with the presence of Dr. Armand Puig, dean or the University, and the poet Carles Duarte i Montserrat, author of the poem “Resurrection after Guido Dettoni”.
During his visit to Singapore for the inauguration of both statues of Resurrection and MARIA , Guido Dettoni della Grazia carried out with twenty-two parishioners aged from 6 to 81 a Handsmatter experience.
They started the process by getting in touch with malleable matter: a wax especially prepared for this practice. Then they would sit all together -blindfolded- listening to a chosen reading from the Parish about the vision of St Ignatius…. that God has come in person among us transforms our world and gives it hope…
Iconic, according to the MOMA’s Glossary of Art Terms:
having the character of an icon, i.e., an important and enduring symbol, an object of great attention and devotion