Stories surfaced of a botched restoration of baby Jesus’ head at a Canadian church. The local artist volunteered to provide her services, saving the church the $10,000 quoted for a professional restoration. She was honored to be chosen but was clearly out of her league and openly admitted her experience was thin.
She had learned how to sculpt at a local college, but had never worked with stone. Still, she felt compelled to help.
Related to a 2012 story of another act of kindness gone wrong. In Spain authorities suspected vandalism of the famous “ecco homo” until they discovered that it was just the worst art restoration project of all time.
Then there was Mr. Bean