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Saint Kateri Tekakwitha Icon Large or Small Collage
$30.00 – $54.00
Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, The Lily of the Mohawks is a truly a Modern Icon for she is the 1st Native American Catholic Saint and Patroness of ecologists, the environment as well as the environmentalists, Native Americans, and People in Exile. She is of Mohawk and Algonquin heritage. Her name is pronounced ‘gaderi dega ‘gwita in Mohawk. She was canonized on October 21st, 2012 and was born in 1656 along the Mohawk River.
I was so very excited to paint this Icon, as so much of my art concerns itself with nature, water and animals and how we are spiritually connected to them.
In my depiction of Kateri Tekakwitha, she is shown with a crown of ‘Trout Lilies’ which grow in New England and along the Mohawk River village where she was born. The lilies have dark spots on the leaves which is symbolic of the scars and impaired eyesight she got from the severe smallpox epidemic that beset her tribe. Tekakwitha translates in Mohawk as “She who bumps into things.”
This Collage on Wood with Masonite Embellishment uses a Laser Print from my Original Icon. I then hand detail the print with gold acrylic paint and end with protective coat of acrylic satin. Name label on back. Can be hung through decorative hole at top, or use a bit of ribbon, can be placed on stand or simply leaned up against a surface.
Choose from Large Collage, @ 6.75″x11.5″, or Small Collage @4.5″x6.25″
Copyright Christina Miller 2016
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