This sculpture celebrates St. Francis of Assisi, who was known for his love for all creatures and nature. He's depicted here before a gothic arbor of trees in the company of his animal friends. He loved the larks that soared through the air around his hilltop town, and was inspired to write a Canticle of the Creatures, an ode to God's living things: "All raise to you, Oh Lord, for all these brother and sister creatures." He was constantly surrounded by wildlife and brought peace between animals and the hand of mankind. This saint sculpture would make a beautiful housewarming present, or thoughtful gift for any gardener or animal lover. It is free-standing, and can also hang on a wall.
Made in U.S.A.
Aged Stone Finish
Dimensions: 9.00 x 4.00 x 1.50
Composition: Hand cast stone
Welcome to Carruth Studio and artist George Carruth. ̴ While on a rare vacation, Jules (that's me!) and momager Jill were wandering shops - because you can take the girls out of the gift shop, but you can't take the gift shop out of the girls - and happened upon this fantastic line. ̴ With whimsical fruits, veggies, animals, and faces in absolutely anything and everything, they immediately caught our eyes. ̴ The day after we got home I placed my first order and I'm so very glad I did. ̴ I hope you'll enjoy these gorgeous stone sculptures as much as we do!
Here are a few FAQ and Answers from Carruth to help you get a better picture of what they are.
What is the product made of?̴
George's work is hand cast in stone, actually the same stone/concrete that is used to build bridges, so it is very weather resistant.
How does it hang?̴ ̴
We use aeronautical wire imbedded in the stone. The same wire that was used on the space shuttle. We tried to break it, and could not!
Can it be left outdoors in the winter?̴
Let's just say yes. We have had our birdbath outdoors under a downspout in Ohio winters for 25 years. Having said that, if you leave a piece outdoors in winters like Ohio, and let's say you lay it down so water can pool in the image, it is possible that ice will break the design. So, if hung properly, all should be just fine.
Do I need to put a sealer on the product?̴ ̴
Are they awesome?̴ ̴
(Okay, that last one was mine, but it's true!) ̴ :)