LA Madre Y La Muerte

 NEW! “La Madre y La Muerte” ©2021
Double sided piece
hand carved and painted wood

24.5”x10.5”x10.5” $5800 

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Manitou Galleries

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“La Madre y La Muerte”

A version of Mary “Our Lady of Solitude” on one side and the Image of death or Doña Sebastiana on the other. “Our lady of Solitude is patroness of the bereaved, consolation, a happy death, and against loneliness. The Image of death is not to be prayed to but more a reminder that death is always near and a reminder to lead a full life. 



The Song/poem by Leonard Cohen. Was inspiration for the piece.

All summer long she touched me
She gathered in my soul
From many a thorn, from many thickets Her fingers, like a weaver's
Quick and cool

And the light came from her body And the night went through her grace All summer long she touched me And I knew her, I knew her
Face to face

And her dress was blue and silver
And her words were few and small
She is the vessel of the whole wide world Mistress, oh mistress, of us all

Dearly dead; Queen of Solitude
I thank you with my heart
for keeping me so close to thee
while so many, oh so many, stood apart

And the light came from her body And the night went through her grace All summer long she touched me
I knew her, I knew her
Face to face. – Leonard Cohen 


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