This carved piece is called Guardian Angel with Birds and Loved Ones. It's been a while since I've done a piece in my Guardian Angel Icon series. Actually, this piece was carved about 4 years ago at the Ithaca Farmers' Market but I didn't paint it until this past winter (2016). My angels fit in with a protective theme I've already been exploring in my guard dog series. This protective or guard theme (using the metaphors of dogs and angels) began when my children left home but continues to take on new meanings for me.
Below are two detail shots of this angel piece:
Folk art self taught Mary
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