Juan Diego bronze sculpture By Austin Weishel
Juan Diego bronze sculpture By Austin Weishel

Juan Diego has reached his final patina. It has been a pleasure getting to work on the counterpart to Our Lady of Guadalupe, and he is equally as remarkable in his stature.

 

Juan Diego, if standing, would reach 7.5 feet tall—an impressive 1.25 over life size. In his hands, he clutches a bouquet of roses, found in the dead of winter, to present to a bishop after being instructed by Guadalupe to do so. The roses are a candy coated, deep, rich red that starkly contrasts against the torn, frayed, and tattered cloak of Juan Diego. From his garb to his sandals, Juan Diego’s clothing is sculpted to look as realistic as possible for the time frame as well as the conditions of his time.

 

Juan Diego experienced his first vision of Guadalupe 1531 on December 9th. On December 12th, he had a vision of Guadalupe again, and her image was imprinted on the inside of his cloak. He is depicted kneeling, clutching the winter roses. This sculpture, like Guadalupe, was done to replicate the painting to the closest degree.

 

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