Carving the Virgin Hodegetria

Theotokos Hodegetria, carved in limestone by the author, 2016, 37 x 8 x 7 inches (95 x 20 x 18 cm). Photography by Hugh Gordon.

(Editor’s note: this article was written by Martin Earle, Aidan Hart’s studio assistant who worked to create a commission they received for a statue of the Hodogetria. Martin can be contacted at mart_earle@yahoo.co.uk. ) I always brace myself for a bit of…