"Recuerde el Lobo del Hermano y la Tecolote de la Hermana"
("Remember Brother Wolf and Sister Owl".)
Acrylic on pine board; cacti are carved as well as painted into board, @ 13" x 5", c. Luna Rivera, 2001.
Scroll below picture for artist's statement
Praised be you, my Lord, with all his creatures especially sir brother sun,
who is the day and through whom you give us light:
And he is beautiful and radiant with a very great splendor:
and bears a likeness of you, Most High One.
Praised be you, my Lord through sister moon, and the stars,
in heaven you formed them clear and precious and beautiful.
Praised be you, my Lord through brother wind,
and through the air, cloudy and serene, and every kind of weather
through which you give sustenance to your creatures.
Praised be you, my Lord through sister water,
which is very useful and humble and precious and chaste.
Praised be you, my Lord, through brother fire,
through whom you light the night,
and he is beautiful and playful and robust and strong.
Praised be you, my Lord, through sister mother earth,
who sustains and governs us,
and produces varied fruits with colored flowers and herbs.
While no two pieces of my work are ever alike, I am sure that I will continue to create works both big and small along this theme for some time, until the plight of these creatures changes; so there will be more. A plaque of similar size and workmanship is $35.00. I will ship it anywhere in the USA or Canada for an additional $5.00. Inquire via E-Mail if interested.