I design, carve, and cast the pieces myself. I cast them in modified gypsum (a very strong building material) with bronze powder. The pieces come boxed, can stand or hang (there's a hook on the back, which is flat and unpainted), and can go outside. Each piece comes with a history card stating: "The Gospel of James tells that Anne and her husband, Joachim, were childless late into their lives, though they both desperately wanted a child. In desperation, Joachim went into the desert to fast and pray for a child while Anne, at home, bewailed her fate. One day, in prayer, she looked up to see an angel descending to tell her that she would conceive a child /who would become famous throughout the world. Soon thereafter, Anne became pregnant and later gave birth to Mary, the mother of Jesus. Anne is the patron of grandmothers because she was the grandmother of Jesus of Nazareth. This image was handmade by Hank Schlau and can go outside." Dimensions: 6 (h) x 2.5 (w) 1 (d) inches.