St. Jude Pocket Retablo

ID: 10845

$5.95


This sweet mini retablo (folk art devotional painting on wood typical of New Mexico) of St Jude is 1.5" wide and 2.75" tall.  Patron of Impossible Causes, St Jude is often called upon to intercede on one's behalf for desperate situations.

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This sweet mini retablo (folk art devotional painting on wood typical of New Mexico) of St Jude is 1.5" wide and 2.75" tall.  Patron of Impossible Causes, St Jude is often called upon to intercede on one's behalf for desperate situations.

Jude Thaddeus was one of the chosen Twelve Apostles. He is the cousin of Jesus Christ, whom he greatly resembles, and the brother of Saint James the Lesser. Saint Jude made missionary journeys, in which he dispensed and preached the Sacraments

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Lynn Garlick started carving, painting, and producing her retablos in 1993. The collection has grown to more than 125 individual images representing, blessings and protection with patronages and prayers to address most aspects of our daily lives.

The workshop is located in the high desert town of Taos, New Mexico, a landscape richly steeped in religious iconography and history. The retablo, or "board behind the altar", was originally created in New Mexico in the 1800's in response to the lack of bibles and icons being sent from the church in Rome. The Santero (saint maker) painted retablos from pigment collected and ground from the local surroundings. The boards were hand-hewn usually of ponderosa pine with tin. The practice has carried down through the generations and is still done this way today.

Lynn paints her original retablos on traditional pine boards, carving and then painting them with watercolor, or occasionally oil, and finishes them with a polyurethane. Copies of her originals have been made in various sizes.  Lynn then mounts the copies on 1/8 inch baltic birch then finishes them with a polyurethane coating.