Cheri O'Brien Cheri O'Brien
Contemporary Narrative Folk Artist, Fine Art, Oil Painting and Sculpture


After traveling to Santa Fe, D.C. and NYC it is time for reflection.  This painting is inspired by the little church called Santuario de Chimayo north of Santa Fe.  It is a pilgrimage site for those who need healing.  The little room off to the side of the main church has a hole in the ground where you can scoop up holy dirt to take home.  There are crutches, shoes, braces, photographs, poems and all sorts of mementos that people have left for those they are praying for.  It is a wonderful, spiritual place to be.  I don't usually create paintings like this one but sometimes they need to come forth.  Filling the well with holy dirt.  


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