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08-24-2010, 09:13 AM
This is the latest in a series I started in July of 2008. My first time out using AR3.07 SP. (I know, Iīm sort of slow on the uptake.:))

Hereīs a repeat of the blurb I included with the first piece:

Iīm a great admirer of Latin American religious folk art. I have a small collection of hand carved wooden santos (bultos) from various places and of varying ages. I like the homemade quality and the brightness of the colors--well whatīs left of them and what hasnīt fallen off after many years. This is based on one of them.

The other two can be found here if youīre interested:

Santo Niņo de Atocha
http://www2.ambientdesign.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=1137&c=3&userid=4538 (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=1137&c=3&userid=4538)

San Antonio
http://www2.ambientdesign.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=3019&c=3&userid=4538 (http://www2.ambientdesign.com/gallery/showimage.php?i=3019&c=3&userid=4538)

08-24-2010, 09:46 AM
Wow Amazing work Scott,such interesting subject matter too.:):):)

08-24-2010, 10:23 AM
Stunning work Scott:)

08-24-2010, 12:04 PM
Cool from all aspects!:)

08-24-2010, 01:14 PM
Wonderful work Scott. Also wonderful collection I imagine.:)

08-24-2010, 05:24 PM
i like the figure, nicely carved.

Mairzie Dotes
08-24-2010, 07:11 PM
I do recall your mentioned 2008 thread and it is always most
interesting to learn about cherished icons from other countrys
and their significance. Thanks for the informative update. Can
recall a statue of the blessed mother I was given as a preteen
by a Benedictine nun, one of my teachers. It was made of plaster
and hand painted in satin soft shades of blue and white. It sat
on a dresser in my bedroom for ages and am now wondering what
became of it. :)

08-24-2010, 09:44 PM
Hi like the statue but amazed at the detail you've put in on the floor carpet's great :D

08-24-2010, 10:43 PM
wonderful ScottF very well done:)

08-25-2010, 12:17 AM
Wonderful work Scott, very nice colors and so perfectly done;)

08-25-2010, 07:07 AM
Thanks SCP, coops, wenkat, Alexandra, waheed, Mairzie, 80+, sabena, and pat1940! I appreciate your stopping by and taking a look.

08-25-2010, 11:12 AM
A master work. Very very well done. Beautiful Scott.

Some curiosities:

"Celebrated on June 13, Santo Antonio is one of the greatest saints of popular devotion.

The tradition of being known as a matchmaker arose because, given orders, he found husbands for girls and vice versa, or helped to complete the dowry for those who wished to contract marriage, the fame of holy miracle comes to attend prayers for finding lost objects , good luck and abundance. While no answer, is punished by the devotees, who put his picture upside down until the application is reached.

Many are addressed to the sympathies of the saint, such as: you want to marry and the wedding is taking, just eat bread before the statue of St. Anthony, invoking the beloved, that marriage occurs quickly, or if you want to have in abundance throughout the year your home, then receive the blessed bread distributed by the churches on the day of St. Anthony and leave it stored in the pot of rice by next year, when it must be replaced."

08-25-2010, 11:29 AM
Nice work Scott -- would love to see more of this series!


08-26-2010, 04:35 AM
Thanks so very much Oriane for your kind words and for offering that bit of information about St. Anthony.

Al, thanks. Iīll have a look at some other possible additions.