Born in Peru in 1586, her given name was Isabel. She was very beautiful. As a baby her family started to call her Rose because of that beauty. She loved and worked hard to help support her poor parents and tried always to obey them. When it came time to find a husband, her mother placed a crown of roses on her head to adorn her. Rose, regretfully had to disobey her family for her love of Jesus was so great that she did not want to marry. She stuck thorns in the crown that pierced her head and she rubbed her cheeks with pepper so they would blister. By doing these things she felt she would not be a temptation to any suitors. Rose had many temptations and often felt great loneliness, but it only served to increase her love of God. Several miracles are attributed to her after her death. She was canonized in 1671.
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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