Saturday, June 2, 2012


Laurie Beth Zuckerman's old headless Madonna rests against the old sandstone fireplace

Laurie Beth Zuckerman's cherished collection of old Madonna and Angel statuary add a sense of spirituality to her backyard sanctuary in Fort Collins, Colorado. Two are headless and defaced, but all of them are beautiful to me. I find them so soothing to live with! The time of year, the weather, and the blooming plants in our water-wise xeriscape garden change the mood of these statues daily. 

Laurie Beth Zuckerman's old crusty Madonna from Santa Fe

Laurie Beth Zuckerman's crusty Madonna with a giant Salsify seed head
Laurie Beth Zuckerman's Madonna and Angel stand watch over the pond

Laurie Beth Zuckerman's crusty Madonna guards her waterlily pond 2011

Laurie Beth Zuckerman's photo of Madonna and Angel with irises May 2012

Laurie Beth Zuckerman's view of the turtle pond from her office window

Laurie Beth Zuckerman's turtle pond and giant red penstemons

Laurie Beth Zuckerman's photo of headless ceramic Madonna
inside homemade alabaster shrine carved by her husband, Tom Mathies


Annie Jeffries said...

Perfect in newness or perfected with age, she is powerful.

rebecca said...

for years i have come to take in the beauty of your shrines. roadside, long forgotten, resurrected, lost and found harbingers of spirituality. to have this personal glimpse into your own sanctuary is a deeply touching experience. so much beauty surrounds you, permeates you, emanates through you.
thank you for your spiritual paradise and this rare chance to see what fills your eyes on a daily basis.

rochambeau said...

Very nice!!