Mary MacKillop by John Elliott (1998)
Located in St Stephen's Chapel, Brisbane, the oldest church in Queensland.
The sculptor began with the
trunk of a hundred-year old camphor laurel - the tree once planted in
every Queensland schoolyard to provide shade. He sliced it and hollowed
it out and then began painstakingly to recombine its elements, allowing
the figure of Mary MacKillop to emerge.
Used with permission of St Stephen's Cathedral, Brisbane.