Patron Saint of numerous professions, causes, countries, cities and organizations, including: bursars, cabinetmakers, carpenters, confectioners, craftsmen, dying people, engineers, families, fathers, house sellers, immigrants, joiners, manual laborers, North America, pioneers, pregnant women, realtors, social justice, step fathers, travelers, unborn children, Universal Church, wheelwrights, and workers.
Some of the Symbolic Imagery: The Child Jesus helps his father, as a small dog looks on. A barely visible angel hovers in the background. Sketches, tools, and writing on a blueprint are based on DaVinci's. The border is meant to resemble inlaid wood, with the name "Joseph" in various languages. (This piece was especially meaningful to create: My middle son's name is Joseph and I finished it on his birthday; my husband's first name is Joseph and he's an engineer; my great grandfather was a carpenter - named Joseph... -pb