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Tim May | profile | all galleries >> Images of Mexico:: a collection of galleries >> GALLERY:: Contexts for the Virgin Of Guadalupe ::2005 tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

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GALLERY:: Contexts for the Virgin Of Guadalupe ::2005

Representations of the Virgin of Guadalupe abound in Mexcio. I was intrigued by the various contexts in which I found her image. This gallery reports some of those contexts.

I am drawn to the legend of the Virgin of Guadalupe because it tells the story of a peasant who sees the miracle of the Virgin. She tells him to tell the Bishop to build a church in her honor and the Bishop dismisses the peasant. Several more miracles happen and the Bishop is persuaded to build the church. I resonate with the fact of the weak speaking to the powerful and ultimately winning.

This gallery is divided into three sections - although the last two could really intermingle. The sections are: For Sale - the many ways one can buy images of the Virgin, Honored - the places representations of the Virgin are honored, and finally, Worship - images of places where the Virgin is a part of a church.

On an Apron
On an Apron
As a Pillow
As a Pillow
Comforter
Comforter
Icon of Grace
Icon of Grace
Purses
Purses
Tinware
Tinware
For Tourists
For Tourists
In the Market
In the Market
For the Home
For the Home
On a Carry Bag
On a Carry Bag
For the Garden
For the Garden
As A Plaque
As A Plaque
Statuette
Statuette
At a Grave
At a Grave
At a Silvermine
At a Silvermine
As a Mural
As a Mural
Forgotten
Forgotten
Pope
Pope
In a Shop
In a Shop
In a Garden
In a Garden
No Propeganda
No Propeganda
In a Market Altar
In a Market Altar
Above a Streetcorner
Above a Streetcorner
Advertising a Production
Advertising a Production
In a Home
In a Home
In an Alley
In an Alley
Painted on Velvet
Painted on Velvet
Sacred and Profain
Sacred and Profain
Market Altar
Market Altar
At the End of the Row
At the End of the Row
As Part of a Mural
As Part of a Mural
On a Wall
On a Wall
Votive
Votive
Church Mural
Church Mural
Of the Spirit
Of the Spirit