In an interview at the office Catholic Media Services Ltd (CAMSEL), Independence Square, her father Gary Baptiste said she did all the puzzles and activities in the quarterly booklet, which he has been purchasing for more than five years. The 11 year-old said she was prompted to submit something because, “I love to draw and I wanted to draw Jesus”. She also noticed drawings from children of other nations “but none from my country”.
The piece created is based on an image of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane which she saw in a calendar. The original picture had landscape but Jirelle’s focus is on Jesus. He is praying against a dark background, highlighting him as light against the darkness.