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Joseph Poster - PatriArts Gallery

Joseph Poster

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St. Joseph (Joseph the Worker)

Feast Days: March 19 & May 1

Invoked against doubt or hesitation

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.

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Actual size: 12" x 18"

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...

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