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GALLERY: MARGE ORGANO “CORE OF DEVOTION” @GALERIEJOAQUIN

The most famous Christian statue in Prague is one of Child Jesus. Known as the Infant Jesus of Prague, the statue is placed in the Church of Our Lady Victorious, and it has been a symbol of Christian faith and Jesus’ teaching for millions of people around the world since its creation.

A couple of years ago, when sculptor Marge Organo went to study Glass Casting at The Glassmaking School at Kamenicky Senov in Czech Republic, she went to visit the Church of Our Lady Victorious where the image of the Holy Infant Jesus of Prague was enshrined. As a devotee of the Sto. Niño, she could not pass up the chance to see the Holy Infant Jesus in person.

Organo also visited a museum in the same church where the different costumes of the Infant Jesus were displayed in sealed glass cabinets. The Infant Jesus of Prague has changed many robes throughout the time, as it was often donated new dresses by kings, queens and other significant figures in the world’s history, including a fully embroidered pineapple fiber dress from the Philippines by famous Filipino designer Ben Farrales.

Devotion to the Miraculous Infant Jesus celebrates the “Child of God”—the great mystery of the Incarnation. The child in all of us believes in the humanity and divinity of Christ and rejoices in God’s caring and protective love for us. The Infant reminds us that God is holding us in the palm of His hand.

The effective spiritual meditation is the reason why the Infant Jesus of Prague is so continuously appealing to human hearts all over the world, which he has so firmly in His hands. One can find the statue in almost any church, convent, monastery and house, representing a Divine Protection toward His devotees. This devotion to the Infant Jesus became the inspiration of Marge Organo as she shares her artistic vision combined with piety, which resulted to these immaculate sculptures depicting humility, candor, and innocence – important virtues of childhood.

Starting barely less than a decade ago while focusing first on the rudiments of painting, Margo Organo then moved to figurative sculpture using resin and bronze as her earlier media. She then pursued to study glass sculpture at the renowned Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, where she was awarded a scholarship at her 2nd year of study in that prestigious institution. After her stint at Corning, she was accepted at the Kamenicky Senov, the oldest glass making school in the world located in the Czech Republic. There she learned glass casting under the tutelage of topnotch Czech artists. Taking various techniques she learned from these leading institutions and from her own practice, Organo continuously hones her craftsmanship bringing her art to a much higher level.

“Core of Devotion”, A Marge Organo Solo Exhibition will be on view from March 23 to 31, 2021 at the Galerie Joaquin Pop-Up Gallery, R1 Level, New Wing of Power Plant Mall, Makati City. For inquiries, contact Galerie Joaquin at +63 917 5822115 or email info@galeriejoaquin.com.

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