“I was trying to inspire others to go to church,” Abounassar said. “They gave me gifts — books and coloring pencils and a rosary. I was carrying so many gifts, I was so small you couldn’t see me.”
Her teacher asked her parents to come in to meet with her and urged them to support her artistic talent, which they continue to do, she said.
In her painting of “The Savior,” she said people see what they want to see in it.
“I was trying to portray love and peace for humanity,” Abounassar said.
“It’s showing love to everyone. His eyes are blue interpreting sky and ocean, and showing how he cried so much.”
The glow on his complexion shows he’s human, and not human, she added.
“He’s more like God,” she said. “You can touch and feel him and follow his words and his message of love to humanity.”