Mary of the Immaculate Conception Rustic Wood Relief Panel, "Mary Immaculate Conception"
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Cloaked in regal blue – her color – the Virgin Mary is radiant; she stands on the crescent moon supported by a cherub. Jose Canil Ramos portrays the mother of Christ in a colorful relief panel. The Virgin of the Immaculate Conception pays tribute to the belief that Jesus was fathered by the Holy Spirit, conceived without sin. "This image is greatly venerated in my town and in my country," the Guatemalan artisan says. "May this wall sculpture bring peace and light to your homes."
Jose suffers from a rare facial nerve paralysis and is currently treating the condition with physical therapy.
Jose is a very talented wood carver. He first learned when he was just ten years old from his father. This art has been passed down for generations and Jose plans to continue the tradition and teach his son how to carve.
Jose Canil Ramos has received 7 microcredit loans with 0% interest from Kiva and Novica, the first for $250 and the most recent for $2100. Proceeds were used to invest in wood, saws, paints, and sandpaper for production.
Jose's work helps generate employment opportunities for those in his community. With the sales from NOVICA, he can employ other artisans and help change the lives of his workers.
Jose hires several people in his community which provides them with a stable income for supporting their families.