No Room at the Inn.
 Busch, Peter

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Title:No Room at the Inn
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Every December, the best sand artists from around the world come to the Canary Islands to practice their sand-sculpting craft around the theme of Christ's birth narrative. When viewing this particular work by the sand sculptor, Peter Busch, the full force of the innkeeper's turning away of Mary and Joseph comes to the fore. The viewer can almost feel Mary's discomfort, as she labors in carrying the Christ child. This is remarkable, considering that the artist succeeds without the use of color or the articulation possible with metalwork.

Date:2007
Artist:Busch, Peter
Building:Belen de arena de Las Canteras, Plaza Saulo Toron
Object/Function:Sculpture, freestanding
City/Town:Canary Islands
Country:Spain

Scripture:Luke 2:(1-7), 8-20
Person as Subject:Innkeeper (Biblical figure)
Joseph, the husband of Mary (Biblical figure)
Mary, the mother of Jesus (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:ANatv
BNatv
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General Subject:Sand

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Record Number:54232 Last Updated: 2021-08-31 16:49:14 Record Created: 2009-03-19 09:31:36
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition