Sculpted from wood, putty, drywall mud, lights, original sound, & collected offerings.

An altar full of grief. Inspired by the altars built in Nicaragua for the Christmas season festival of La Purisima, a celebration in praise of the Virgin Mary, a celebration full of rejoicing, parades, songs, fireworks. The very same Virgin Mary is considered the leader of the Nicaraguan army, credited with various military victories. But I hear the sorrowful mothers who have lost their sons to the hands of the US supported Contras, to the hands of many battlers in between.