Hazel was 12 years old when she created the hubcap. She is the daughter of artist and musician, Matt Gardner. Hazel created the piece out of odds and ends, some stick on pearls and a can of spray. She won the Texaco Children’s Art (in Ireland) completion three times.
"The something about Mary Arts Collective was set up in Dublin when Shane Mac Gowan gave Rosita Sweetman a drawing he had done of Virgin Mary. A collective of Virgin Mary images, statues, photos and all sorts of memorabilia began and the collective developed."Hazel Gardner