oil and metal leaf on panel
48" x 36"
Our Lady of the Indigenous Land is a piece inspired by an idea to use indigenous mexican rooted motifs but to ultimately wrap them up in the traditional European Catholic Saint style presentation. The sacredness of the land to the indigenous cultures of the americas is parallel in many ways to the European view of the sacredness of the church and its saints. So from this perspective it seemed to me that it would be an appropriate depiction.