The Patron Saint Cancer Patients, AIDS Patients; Invoked against Illness.
Peregrin was born to a wealthy family in the 1200's and he became a political activist. He was anti-papal Guelphs and in favor of the Imperials. When a papal legate came to town, Peregrine punched him in the nose. The man turned the other cheek. Peregrine was overcome by this gesture. He ended up joining the servite order. In penance for his past, he did not sit down for 30 years. He had a reputation of being a good confessor and great preacher. Later in his life he developed foot cancer. The night before they were to amputate his foot, he prayed that Christ would come down off the cross and heal his foot..
Lynn Garlick Retablos grew organically over a period of 20 years. To create these heart-felt paintings of saints, angels and blessings, Lynn has brought to the folk art of Retablo making, all the skills and passions that she has learned through a lifetime of drawing, woodworking and painting. She is a long time resident of Taos, New Mexico. Moved by the sacred art of the retablo paintings and the santeros (saint makers) who made them, she started creating them herself. Lynn handcarves and paints her original designs on the traditionally used ponderosa pine planks. Then she decoupages high quality prints of her originals onto pine boards, in an old school technique used for the Italian altar screens of medieval Europe.
Speaking of her work, Lynn says, "The diverse cultures and the landscape of this part of the country deeply and yet unintentionally influenced me both artistically and spiritually. I am nourished by Northern New Mexico's rugged wildness and rawness. The profound devotion found in the different traditions and faiths here are unusual and inspiring. My original Retablos are painted on board with watercolor. I produce these prints with a deep appreciation of the santero and what has come before".
Includes a statement about the saint on the reverse side. Most are available as either an ornament or a wall hanging. The Ornaments are hand printed on a masonite board with a thread for easy hanging.
The Retablos range in size from 9" to 13" inches tall and are 5 1/2" wide by 3/4" thick. Ornaments range in size from 4" to 6" tall by 2 1/2" to 3" wide by 1/8" thick.
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