She was born in New York, daughter to a Mohawk chief and an Algonquin mother, in 1656. She took vows of chastity in 1679. It is said that upon her death the pox marks cleared from her face.
"Blessed Kateri, Lily of the Mohawks, pray for us. May we learn to walk in harmony as one with the natural world finding joy and peace within it."
Pocket - 1 1/2" x 2 3/4".
About the Artist
Lynn Garlick started carving, painting, and producing her retablos in 1993. Her workshop is located in the high desert town of Taos, New Mexico, a landscape richly steeped in religious iconography and history. The retablo, or ʻboard behind the alterʼ, was originally created in New Mexico in the 1800ʼs 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 hewed usually of ponderosa pine or tin. The practice has carried down through the generations and is still done this way today. Lynn paints her originals retablos on traditional pine boards carving and then paints them. To create her production work the images are mounted on baltic birch.