Monday, January 13, 2014
As I was looking at the stiff Baby Jesus in his metal-- child form?-- I made a connection between swaddling clothes and Rusty Metal Child Forms: and so I drew, once again, the child form and put a girl's head on it in the same position as the BJ's head.
Following the theme of milagros, I drew four others that I own. I've seen milagros in Ireland at shrines and in Italy in churches, and even in Quebec in a shrine. I have a small collection of metal heart milagros from Italy. But these drawn here are very small and look like some Mexican ones that a friend in San Antonio once sent me. The woman kneeling looks like she has a humped back, a popular milagro that is used to ask for help with back troubles. Then there is the heart for asking for help with heart trouble (or maybe for a softening of the heart?), and then a child-like face with no obvious problem. I guess it could be a general help with head or face issues. The eyes and nose are pretty obvious. I once visited an eye well in County Clare, Ireland, and saw a few of these hanging about.