Tom Chambers – Ex Votos

15.12.2011 in13:03 in Art -->


During a trip to Mexico I was intrigued by small traditional paintings called ex votos. Ex votos are Mexican folk art paintings often created on tin, copper or wood. They illustrate an occasion when in response to a prayer for help or guidance, the prayer was answered or a miracle occurred. These miracle paintings honor the power and mercy of the saints. Ex votos subjects range from common daily occurrences to truly dramatic events.