J Michael Walker. Sacre Conversazione: Guadalupe con Don Cesar. 2000 Color pencil on paper, 50” x 40”
What I wanted to emphasize about Don Cesar is the way he embodied a very different model of how to be a strong leader: not by threatening to harm his opponents (as most politicians do), but by showing what the suffering of his people looks like - by taking on, in an almost eucharistic fashion, their suffering.
Estrella Apolonia. Tonantzin Guadalupe. Acrylic on Canvas 32 x 42.
J. Michael Walker. Retablo de la Virgen Indigena. 1995. Color pencil and gold leaf on paper, 22” x 24”.
This piece is loosely based on the forms of Byzantine icons - hence all the gold leafing. Not only is the background gold leafed, so also is the decoration of Guadalupe’s cloak and dress (a true exercise in all-thumbs agility and patience).
M. Rosa. La Virgen de Guadalupe. Art Print Poster 18” x 24”