Flaming Heart Nicho- Collage Background

  • Flaming Heart Nicho- Collage Background

The Nicho Series is inspired by objects of prayer and gratitude, ex votos and milagros from Mexico and Latin America. Traditionally Milagros were used as offerings to request help or give thanks for assistance with any number of circumstances, from mending bones to finding lost pets. Frequently they are used in requests for healing. The word "milagro" is Spanish for "miracle". The tin boxes are made in Mexico. Inside this nicho is a heart carved from fallen aspen wood. In the background is a collage featuring a reproduction of a vintage paper pattern. The heart is delicately painted with acrylic. The box can be opened from the back if desired.

5"h x 3.25"w x 1"d