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Angels Unaware Bronze Finish Statue with Base
6”H x 9.5”W x 3.5”D - Resin Stone
Created by Canadian Sculptor, Timothy Schmalz, the inspiration of this work arises from a passage from Hebrew 13:2 found in the New Testament: “Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares”.
The work depicts migrants and refugees from all cultural and racial backgrounds and from all historic periods of time together, shoulder to shoulder, on a raft or boat. Within this diverse crowd of people, angel wings are visible in the center, suggesting that within the migrant and refugee is the sacred.
In September 2019, a large, bronze version of this sculpture was installed permanently in St. Peter’s Square in Rome.