Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe, Our Lady of Guadalupe - Patroness for Suffering and Compassion. Invoked in General Favors, in Sickness and Against Evil, Particularly War.
In 1531, in Mexico, the Virgin Mary appeared to an Indian man, Juan Diego, saying she would help the native people if Juan would go to the bishop and ask him to build a chapel to her, on the hill where she now appeared. Juan Diego did as he was asked but the bishop did not believe him. He asked for a sign. The Virgin promised Juan she would give him a sign the next morning. He awoke to find his uncle dying. He ran to town for help but the Virgin stopped him, saying she had already healed his uncle and asked Juan to come back for the sign. When he did, the Virgin gave him roses, though it was winter, and told him to wrap them in his tilma. As Juan presented these to the bishop, the roses fell to the floor, and there on his tilma was the image of our Lady of Guadalupe.
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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