125 x 115 cm. Oils and pigments on canvas.
I was invited to paint a large canvas in honour of the Virgen de Puntalla's quinquennial celebrations. Once every 5 years the icon of the protector of the island of La Gomera is taken from her resting place, and taken through a 5-week tour of every village on the island. The event is accompanied by festivities throughout the island known as the Fiesta Lustral.

The icon is very small indeed, and I decided to magnify the face, and suggest more than human life is in her care.

The pigments used are mostly from the volcanic sediments from the island.
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