AND IT WAS GOOD
Those eyes, that blue orb. The Madonna with the Globe, as she might be known, inhabits a grotto at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. A remarkable tableau in the city fabric, tucked away in a courtyard. She has long fascinated me, and I wanted to photograph her, yet she has been globeless for quite a long period, unearthly, her hands held up in anticipation, her eyes imploring. Perhaps God had wanted the world back for a bit, some amendments, a bit of editing. And now, this heavenly earth has returned, Aotearoa New Zealand et alia, are gorgeously delineated with golden beaches. The ocean is the most remarkable blue, a cerulean sea. Ne plus ultramarine….
Madonna with the Globe, Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament, Christchurch, May 2008
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