Fortuna y Milagros 2

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Fortuna y Milagros 2
Linda Wood Feldman

Linda Wood Feldman
from Coronado, CA, USA.

Living on the border of Mexico, I always assume everyone is as familiar with the Hispanic culture as those of us here. (Perhaps a symptom of deeper problems in the USA view of looking at the world) Anyway, the little charms are called milagros in Spanish and miracles in English. They seem to have come into use from a blending of Catholic church ritual and native Indian beliefs. They are used by believers to petition God for protection or cures for various diseases and broken hearts, jail sentences, hopes to be a good cook etc.
The reason for the Fortuna (chance) part of the title is that the little images on the round hanging parts of the collage are from a children’s game in Mexico called "loteria" similar to bingo I think

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Fifth International Bakers Dozen Collage Exchange
Each artist made 13 collages.
The one work from each artist which is shown in this Internet exhibition is exhibited in Allentown, Pensylvania, USA, and then sent to the Museo de Collage in Mexico.
One work is sent to be part of the permanent collection of ArtColle in Sergine, France.
One work is exhibited and offered for sale in New Plymouth, New Zealand, and a package of 10 mixed collages is sent back to each participating artist.

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