(photo source: The Deacon’s Bench)
I know it’s just about impossible to make a judgment based on a photo, but what do you think? My first thought was that it made reference to the statue of Apollo and Daphne by Bernini:
The artist seems to be stressing the significance of the fig tree. Intstresting, no? I prefer the one true God’s means of preserving his faithful daughter’s virginity! I also thought the face of Mary in the first sculpture hearkened to the Ecstasy of St. Theresa, also by Bernini.