Laurie Beth Zuckerman's "Bella Donna Memorial Altar"
installed at the Loveland Museum Gallery 2009
Laurie Beth Zuckerman's "Bella Donna Memorial Altar" displays vintage Madonnas and dozens of other Catholic and eclectic icons, all in bronze-gold tones. Pictured above is a detail of one of my encrusted Marys that honors and holds the memory of my cousin, Donna Zuckerman, who tragically died along with her husband on their honeymoon in 1973. This altar has been exhibited at my solo retrospective at the Loveland Museum Gallery, and the Durango Art Center in Southern Colorado. Please read the statement below that I wrote for the Loveland show.
I have posted this Mary photo in conjunction with my dear friend, Rebecca Brooks' "Mornings with Mary," an annual tradition that Rebecca hosts on her blog: Recuerda Mi Corazon. Please join in on the sharing of tradition and contemporary Virgin Marys posted by artists around the world, on each morning of December until the culmination of the Virgin of Guadalupe on December 12th, which just happens to be my birthday!