Cedar cross, "Jesus Mary and John I"
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Saint John and Mary accompany Jesus as he expires on the cross in an original interpretation by the Montalvo Family. They carve the Byzantine-style cross from cedar wood, procuring the moving imagery in high relief. The Montalvo Family uses oil paints to accentuate the vivid and expressive faces, while bronze leaf is used for their golden halos. Predominant colors are browns and creams over a dark red background.
This artist uses traditional techniques handed down through the generations and/or creates culturally significant items, helping keep these traditions alive.
Montalvo Family has received 5 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $1500 and the most recent for $1000.
Every purchase from this artist has a profound impact on their livelihood and income.