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michael binkley assisi italy maria guido dettoni della grazia Michelle and I discovered a delightful sculpture exhibition while we were visiting Assisi, Italy this spring. It was in the little church, Santa Maria della Rose, just across the street from our rented apartment. The work is by Italian sculptor, Guido Dettoni della Grazia and is titled "Maria." Guido's inspiration came from the subconscious as he formed clay in his hands. A small figure, robed and decidedly female was the result - the image of Maria, mother of Christ. He then copied this image 33 times in as many different types of wood and mounted