Monday, July 19, 2010
For this work, a kitschy piece of religious art was purchased at the flea market for a few bucks, painted over, and then embellished with bits and pieces from here and there. If you've ever seen a Mexican retablo then you know what is going on in this piece—except that this retablo isn't thanking anyone for anything. I was tossing and turning in bed the other night, thinking about this piece and also thinking, I am quite certain there was at least one moment in my life when I declared, "Now that's a miracle!" and really meant it in some sort of spiritual sense. The problem is, I simply cannot remember what those moments were.