Catholic Imagery

“Of Sharon’s works from the Menil Collection, Joan of Arc reflects her admiration of the 17 year old girl burned at the stake,  whom the church waited 500 years to declare a saint. A gift of the Kienholzes, Joan of Arc was a work Dominque de Menil greatly admired. She also acquired Catherine’s wheel, thus personally picking Kopriva for the select group of Texas artists found in the museum’s collection. Clearly both the Christian and spiritual qualities in Sharon’s art touched Dominque de Menil."
 
- Walter Hopps 

   Founding Director 

   Menil Collection 

The Confessional
The Confessional

1992 Papier Mache, Wood, and Mixed Media 84 x 96 x 36 inches

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Matrimony
Matrimony

2001-2012 Papier Mache and Mixed Media 74 x 48 x 48 inches

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In The Name of The Father …
In The Name of The Father …

2003 Papier Mache and Mixed Media 38 x 80 x 24 inches

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The Phantom Bishop
The Phantom Bishop

2011 Oil and Mixed Media on Photo Canvas 83 x 30 inches

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Red Dance White Smoke
Red Dance White Smoke

1998 Oil and Mixed Media on Paper 21 x 26 inches

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Saint Rose of Lima
Saint Rose of Lima

2006 Papier Mache and Mixed Media 43 x 18 x 20 inches

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Sebastian (Martyr)
Sebastian (Martyr)

1986 Papier Mache and Mixed Media 94 x 20 x 14 inches

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Peter (Martyr)
Peter (Martyr)

1989 Papier Mache and Mixed Media 96 x 53 x 18 inches

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Andrew (Martyr)
Andrew (Martyr)

2000 Papier Mache and Mixed Media 94 x 47 x 21 inches

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Catherine's Wheel
Catherine's Wheel

1996 Papier Mache, Wood, Iron, Fabric, and Paint 14 x 14 x 2 inches

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Sebastian's Shield
Sebastian's Shield

2000 Oil, Graphite, Tin, and Photo Collage 32 x 13 x 2 inches

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Sister Mary Purity
Sister Mary Purity

1998 Papier Mache and Mixed Media 52 x 36 x 28 inches

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Sister Mary Temperance
Sister Mary Temperance

2019 Papier Mache and Mixed Media 48 x 18 x 23 inches

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Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc

1988 Papier Mache, Burned Wood, and Mixed Media 72 x 36 x 28.5 inches

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From Dust Thou Art
From Dust Thou Art

1997 Papier Mache and Mixed Media 54 x 23 x 39 inches

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Cardinal Luciani's Nightmare
Cardinal Luciani's Nightmare

2000 Mixed Media 11 x 15 x 8 inches

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The Cardinal
The Cardinal

1994 Papier Mache and Mixed Media 50 x 48 x 48 inches

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The Bishop's Conscience
The Bishop's Conscience

2011 Oil and Mixed Media on Photo Canvas 104 x 30 inches

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