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Dear Marina Abramovic, please give me patience to stay still and enjoy the silence. Tech me how to look into someone else’s eyes, to find myself in them and to sit up straight.

Maria Luque — Buenos Aires — January 2019

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Dear Henri Rousseau, please help me not to worry when people say I draw like a child. Give me strength to understand that representation doesn’t always need to be mimetic and that I don’t need to be in the jungle to paint wild animals.

Maria Luque — January 5, 2019 — Argentina

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Dear Kazimir Malevich, please help me trust in simple shapes. Dom’t let me overdo it by adding unnecessary details, and make me believe in the strength of primary colours.

Maria Luque — January 3, 2019 — Cordoba, Argentina

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Dear Sonia Delaunay, please help me find the strength to never be afraid of wearing colorful clothes. Don’t let me worry over other people’s opinion about my bodie and my choices.

Maria Luque, 2018

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Dear Foujita, please help me overcome the hurdles that trip me up and give me the strength ad wisdom to look up and find comfort in cats and pets in genereal.

Maria Luque, November 2018

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Dear David Hockney, please transform my thoughts and help me understand that it’s never a shame to paint yet another self-portrait.

Maria Luque, 2018

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Young Gustavo T. masturbated a lot in the toilet with erotic magazines until one day he was caught by his boss. Gustavo thanks, with great devotion, Saint Maroun for he was only fired and not humiliated in front of everybody.

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My damned crested rooster was eating my plants. I wanted to scare him off but got frightened myself instead when he almost pecked out my boy’s eyes. In despair, I implored the Virgin of the Solitude for help. Fortunately nothing bad happened. I thank for that and dedicate this.

Panchita Lopez V.
Chavinda, Michoacan, 1962

With great humbleness, I dedicate this ex-voto to Saint Francis of Assisi thanking those who support Linda Blair’s WordHeart Foundation. Blessed are those who help the animals because their love will return to them hundredfold.

In the forest, I ran into the magic pegasus. Thanks.

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Whenever my husband has a gout attack, he becomes unbearable. He’s getting bored and asking me to bring him some absurd things to bed, and after a while he doesn’t need them anymore and asks me for other things. So I have to ran back and forth. I thank the Virgin of Zapopan because the herbalist gave me a tea which prevent the attacks. And even if they happen thy don’t last so much. I’m much ore happier when I don’t need to look after my husband for long time.

1917, near de la Rosa ranch in Puebla, two farmhands had a bad idea to send me to the cemetery. I entrusted myself to the Virgin of San Juan and managed to save my life. I infinitely thank for that.

Macario Tecanguey

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Franck and Luis met at a party and little by little fell in love. The fervently asked the Virgin of Zapopan to give them strength to overcome the obstacles and to live together. And they made it.

Uruapan, Michoacan — August 1959