New Mexico Triptych, 2020.
Melanie Marchant Meschery
Punic Encaustic, SWA..

I offer this triptych in honor of the religions of the Southwest and for the protection of all children.

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I grew up in New Mexico surrounded by images of the Virgin of Guadalupe (Sacred to Mexico) and with the local Indigenous images of Kachinas. The Virgin of Guadalupe is frequently flanked by Saints, but I chose to surround her with Kachinas, Spirit Messengers of the Indigenous peoples. The image on the left, the Sacred Clown, heals and protects children. On the right, the Crow Mother is considered the Mother of all Kachinas and is the Guardian of Children. I offer this triptych in honor of the religions of the Southwest and for the protection of all children.

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