Editor’s note: Watch a video about the exhibit on UCF’s YouTube Channel.
Wooden hands, feet and legs dangle from the ceiling of a Winter Park art gallery. Below lay heads and more appendages – each representing a wish or a show of thanks.
In Brazil, such objects can be found in Miracle Rooms, spaces in Catholic churches devoted to religious offerings. They’re everywhere, says Natália Marques da Silva, a native of São Paulo and curator of the international exhibit of sacred objects, which runs through Saturday, June 5, at Crealdé’ School of Art.
“We wanted to create something that would show how people around the world wish for miracles in different ways,” said Silva, who graduated last month from UCF with a bachelor’s degree in Art History. “And we wanted to find a way to get the Central Florida community involved in this practice.”