Patroness of Faith, Heart Disease and Headaches.
Born in Castile near Avila (Spain) in 1515, Teresa and her brother loved the idea of becoming a martyr so much so they ran away from home to the land of the Moors only to be found by an uncle who returned them to their worried mother. Teresa's mother died when she was 14. Her father took her to a convent. She returned to her father because of a serious illness. When she was well, she went to the Carmelites and became a nun. With a great deal of struggle, she reformed the Carmelite order. She wrote several deeply spiritual books and is one of the great mystics of the church as well as one of three female doctors of the church.
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.
Ornaments range in size from 4" to 6" tall by 2 1/2" to 3" wide by 1/8" thick. The Retablos range in size from 9" to 13" inches tall and are 5 1/2" wide by 3/4" thick.
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