Our Lady of Guadalupe Statue Added to School's Collection
The 6-foot tall Virgin Guadalupe completed in 1992 by artist Claudia Hecht Uriarte was hand-carved from a tree trunk. Using a unique sculptural technique, the artist carved out the figure of the Virgin and added wood and glass elements. She then applied gold and silver leaf before painting it with oils and varnish to give it the appearance of a centuries-old piece. It is now a part of the art collection of Juan Diego Catholic High School.