About the Artwork

Fr. Damian’s work is dominated by subjects from the Catholic faith.  The art was made in faith and intended to build and support the faith of others.  Though he received little academic training in art, Fr. Damian’s art library served to teach him valuable lessons from the masters.  The works of Georges Rouault, William Zorach, and Henry Moore, as well as primitive and African art, were especially influential on him.  One of his greatest strengths was to understand the material with which he was working and to manipulate it in order to extract and present its best qualities.