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HOW MUCH. ART, HISTORY, AND RELIGION, ARE COMING TOGETHER IN WHAT WILL BE. . . . A NEW LANDMARK IN SANTA FE. KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER ALANA GRIMSTAD GIVES US A SNEAK PEAK AT A TEN-FOOT BRONZE STATUE THAT’S FINALLY READY FOR THE WORLD TO SEE. A MAN PORTRAYED SO OFTEN IN HISTORY, BUT NEVER BEFORE SEEN QUITE LIKE THIS. Actually that turns out to be not very easy. He’s been done a lot. BUCK MCCAIN IS THE SCULPTOR AND HIS BRONZE SUBJECT—ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI. He is the most beloved saint there is. STATUES AND PAINTINGS OF ST. FRANCIS ARE FOUND ALL OVER THE WORLD, EVEN HERE IN SANTA FE. BUT MCCAIN’S VERSION OF THE PATRON SAINT OF ANIMALS SHOWS A YOUNG FRANCIS HOLDING NOT JUST ONE BIRD LIKE HE OFTEN DOES—BUT A WHOLE FLOCK. I was eating a bowl of not very good green chili and doing some sketches on a napkin when I first started the process and it just came to me to try to have this whole flock of birds spinning around his head. The statue is almost done and when it is, it will be brought here to the platform at Church of the Holy Faith, which is celebrating its 150th anniversary here in Santa Fe. I think everybody will see something different in it, and feel something different in it. Probably not the same as I did. But I hope that whatever that is, it brings them happiness and joy. MONTHS IN THE MAKING. . . NOW AN INSTALLATION READY TO INSPIRE. It was blessed I think. IN SANTA FE, ALANA GRIMSTAD KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS. THE 500-POUND BRONZE SCULPTURE IS SET TO BE MOVED FROM THE STUDIO TO THE CHURCH TOMORROW. IT WILL BE DEDICATED ON OCTOBER 5TH. THE NAME “SANTA FE” ACTUALLY HAS HISTORICAL LINKS TO ST. FRANCIS. .