A statue of St Francis of Assisi in front of a restaurant in Chimayo, New Mexico.
I took a picture of this bronze statue when I was in NM four years ago and I think it may have been made by Marco Oviedo, who is one of the owners of the inn where Robin and I will be staying when we go in October.
I'll have to have another go at it ... I should have stopped last night after the second glass of wine.
I started college as an art history major. The Rogier van der Weyden Crucifixion in the Philadelphia Museum of Art first got me interested in the Northern Renaissance, which was to be my specialty. I'm not a believer, but found myself drawn to iconography, which is a kind of language, and to the lives of the saints, a kind of biography ... So I guess it's not surprising I wound up an English major instead.
I made a little watercolor journal to bring to NM and wanted something characteristic for the cover ... it was either pinons, ristras, or vigas: I went for the simplest!
Feliz cumpleaños, Petirrojo, amiga de toda mi vida ... y mucho mas!