This exhibition “Sundance” was based on the miracle of the Sun in Fatima, Portugal.
The Miracle of the Sun was an event which occurred on 13 October 1917, attended by a crowd of 70,000 people who had gathered near Fatima, Portugal in response to a prophecy made by three shepherd children that the Virgin Mary, referred to as “Our Lady of Fatima”, would appear and perform a miracle on that date. Thousands bear witness to seeing the Sun dance in the sky that day.
This exhibition showcased photos & testimonies of the witnesses, religious artefacts and some original artwork produced by the artist.
About the Artist:
Based in Co. Donegal, Mary is a mixed media artist, specializing in photography and sculpture. She graduated in Visual arts practice with a BA hons degree in 2016 from IADT, Dunlaoghaire, Co. Dublin.
“As an artist, I create images and objects in an attempt to capture the struggles, pains, joys, and beauties of our human existence; which in times of grace, I believe, interacts with a divine presence. Whether through a sculpture, installation, photo or video, the objective is the same. I aim to express the sacred in our daily lives in a contemporary way based on my own personal faith journeys. I hope that viewers of my work will contemplate what they see and feel that connection of the divine in their own lives and maybe reach out to that ethereal higher loving entity, which is God, to me.”