Milagros: La Luna by strangeling

Milagros: La Luna

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Added: Jun 10, 2016
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My Milagros series is Inspired by the wonderful milagros charms on a lot of the folk art I saw in Mexico earlier this year. "La Luna" is the Spanish word for "The Moon" which features prominently in this painting. I painted this piece for Stranger Factory gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico (a great city to find milagros charms and lots of Mexican folk art!) - this lovely girl has several beautiful charms adorning the heart, and she has some traditional Calavera face paint on. Milagros charms are typically tied with a person's name, with the shape of the charm indicative of the healing/prayer wanted (ie a leg, if somebody is praying for their leg to be healed, etc.). They are often used as decorations sewn to clothing, glued to crosses, left at shrines, worn as jewelry, etc., I have many milagros hanging in my studio. The original painting sold at the art show, but we have prints & canvases available now up at . This is the third installment in my series of pieces featuring Milagros. Also be sure to check out the Hamilton Collection for my series of related figurines inspired by the Day of the Dead, Sugar Skulls, etc.!
My original acrylic painting. Prints available at

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