oil & acrylic on wood
24" x 12"
This piece was done in a traditional New Mexican retablo style, on a carved out piece of wood. I wanted it to contain some of the scratches and scrapes that is found on the works of the early santeros, scarred by time. However I did not stick to the traditional approach but rather chose to give it a modern twist in the direction of my Picasso theif series. The figure depicted is a newly recognized saint. The first Native American Saint, Kateri Tekakwitha of the Mohawk people. She became canonized as a saint in 2012.