size: 12″ l. x 13″ w. x 34″ h.
Have you ever met someone so captivating, so engaging and affable, you feel you’ve known him or her all your life? When they leave, don’t you feel a little disappointed?
“Gift of Love” is one such sculpture that emotes these emotions, and with it, Delesprie embodies the referenced “Fruit of the Spirit” in a most fascinating way. With arms outstretched, this benevolent angel seems to offer the very characteristics she exemplifies. Her posture indicates an understanding of the qualities of true love: eternal protection, trust, hope, and perseverance. Even her angelic raiment is not only modest, but also a support as she descends from Heaven with her gifts.
Delesprie specializes in details, and this piece is no exception. From massive, enveloping wings to delicate nails that grace each finger and toe, “Gift of Love” will both invite and disappoint—in a good way. An occasional glance never seems quite enough. –By Allison Garner