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Cactus Flower Retablos

The retablo is a traditional Hispanic form of art that is used to give thanks for something or entreat a saint to help the creator of the art in some way. 

My retablos are traditional in a sense, but also contemporary in that I am creating them to give thanks and celebrate the flora and fauna of the Southwest. 

The Retablos are created in a box format, basically a shallow box with layered painted wood cut out shapes. Elements of the art are inside the box, on the outside of the frame, and extending beyond the frame. 


Pinks for the Cactus Wren
Moths confused by the Brilliance of the Night Blooming Saguaro
Desert Nativity
Older Works
These Cactus Flower Retablos are formally organized and shape oriented. They have all been sold. 
THE BRIDE
THE WEDDING COUPLE
NIGHT DANCER

                                                                   NIGHT FLIGHT OVER THE MOJAVE
                                      COWTONGUE  AND  BEAVERTAIL
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               R E C E N T  P A I N T I N G S
OUR LADY IN THE PRICKLY PEAR