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I dedicate this exvoto to the Lord of the Wonders for the life and works of Salvador Dali. One of the most original painters and showmen who ever lived, the great Dali has influenced millions of people and remains one of my greatest inspirations.

Raul H., Mexico

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Fidelia Tecanguey had a dream in which the painter Frida inspired her to paint. She started painted since then. She entrusted herself to Saint Pancras whom she brings the present retablo thanking him for she even sold some painting.

Puebla, 1947

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Venus, goddess of love & beauty to keep me inspired and passionate. Never let me forget to notice the wondrous beauty all around me.

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Everyone thinks that I just lie in bed and do nothing. In fact, I imagine new paintings. Thanks to my Guardian Angel who don’t let me be lazy!

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Infinite thanks to the Virgin of Guadalupe. Thanks for inspiring me to paint these days of war against the melancholy because of COVID-19.

Always grateful, Olga, 2020

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Saint Jude Thaddeus, I thank you for finding an inspiration in wrestling to create paintings with folk tradition and fantasies of my Mexico, to the world.

Alley of miracles, Minas de Cristo, 2011

The writer Herminio Lezama Flores suffered from a writer’s block and couldn’t write anything. But one day a pair of cats came to him. They started visiting him and have brought his inspiration back. He thanks Saint Jude Thaddeus for this noble gesture.

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I liked to paint but I was afraid of not having enough talent to become a professional. But one night Frida Kahlo appeared in my dream and encouraged me to paint. I give infinite thanks to Saint Thomas Aquinas for that dream. It was the inspiration I needed to do what I loved the most—painting.

Amelia Lara ~ Mexico City

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My husband was an old school hippy who used to smoke marijuana all day long. He did it for the inspiration—to draw better. However, instead of this, he became more stupid. One day he began seeing flying cats. He though it was funny. But when the cats smiled at him and started talking with him he got scared. After that he decided to quit smoking. I thank the Virgin because my house doesn’t smell like marijuana anymore and my husband even found a steady job.

Nobody wanted to buy the artist Pedro Macias’s landscape paintings. He thanks Saint Michael the Archangel for giving him the inspiration to paint ugly devils which turned out to be very lucrative.

Saint Jude Thaddeus, I thank you, for I find an inspiration in wrestling to create paintings about tradition and fantasies of my Mexico that lives with folk tradition.

From Mexico to entire world.
A(lfredo) V(ilchis) R(oque)
Alley of miracles, Minas de Cristo. 2009