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has been personally touched by the life and history of St. Francis
of Assisi. This icon of the early church lived in a way that reflected
his belief that all creatures were loved by God. To this end,
Mic has begun work on a series of
bronze statues that will reflect the life and times
of St. Francis.
In 2004, Mic was invited to the Basilica
of St. Francis in Assisi for a bronze exhibition.
He was the first American sculptor to be bestowed with such an
honor. The Basilica of St. Francis is 800 years old and is graced
with the incredible frescoes of the perhaps first modern artist
Giotto. Michelangelo visited the magnificent basilica to study
these frescoes before painting the Sistine Chapel.
Over 30,000 people from all walks of life visited Mic's St. Francis
bronze exhibition, from September 18th through October 16th, 2004.
Mic met the President of the Senate Marcello
Pera and presented him with a painting of St. Francis.
The exhibition was also a collaboration with Italian Photographer
His photos were placed behind the bronze of Francis as backdrops
presenting scenes of places Francis visited in Assisi. A remarkable
exhibition of true brotherhood and friendship, it would have made
St. Francis proud.
here to see the entire bronze collection of Saint Francis