Padre Nuestro Nicho

DSC_0056 2I seem to always begin by saying, “This is one of my favorite pieces”. Each piece seems to have something that qualifies its placement into this category.

I hand built this nicho altar and the figure of Jesus out of stoneware clay.  On the doors I pressed in the, Our Father prayer, in Spanish using pasta letters. The pasta, of course burns away in the kiln.  I stained both with iron oxide stains then fired them in a gas kiln.  Mama Nina taught me this prayer with so much love and patience, I can still hear her sweet soft voice that always made me feel loved and safe.
In the picture below I used candles to aluminate and cast a soft glow with slight movement creating a spiritual calm.
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The picture below shows the window cut-outs in the side walls.  I placed  candles on the outside behind the doors to cast an indirect more diffused  light.  Virgin Mary is bathed in a soft light, only the metal folds of her dress reflects light with more intensity.


Below I replaced the candles with stones to support Jesus.  I like the  versatility of this incho that gives me the option to change the content to fit my needs.  The dimensions are 12 1/2 tall, 14 1/2 wide, 4 1/2 deep.

Thank you for your visit, I hope you will stop by again soon.  If you have any questions or comments please feel free to do, I look forward to hearing from you.

Thank you,     Brenda



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