Sacred statue “CHRIST RISEN”.

April 2021

Pupara art from Syracuse lends itself to religious iconography through the creation of life-size papier-mâché statues. Presented at Easter Mass 2021. There was great emotion when the fruit of the teachings inherited from papier-mâché makers Alfredo and Rosario Vaccaro was unveiled to the parishioners. Un grande ringraziamento va al parroco della Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo e ai suoi collaboratori che ancora una volta mi hanno permesso di mettermi alla prova. A big thank you goes out to the pastor of St. Philip the Apostle Church and his staff who once again allowed me to put myself to the test. A polystyrene padding wraps the iron skeleton and then a careful sculpting operation fixes the shapes of the statue. The last step is to model the papier-mâché on the result obtained until the work is completed. Thanks to an effective chemical coating, the statue tolerates even the most humid environments.