Key to Heaven Nicho
The Nicho Series is inspired by objects of prayer and gratitute, 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 are a pair of wings carved from fallen aspen wood. The wings are painted with metal leaf. The clouds, stars and sky background are delicately painted with acrylic. There is a tiny antique skeleton key glued below the wings. The glass door to the box can be opened if desired.
7.5"h x 6"w x 1"d