’Healing Herbs of the Mexican Curandero Tradition’ There are so many but I chose six for this series with the help of a curandero, Don Jacinto Madigral. I heard a presentation given by him and his translator/colleague, Dr Elizabeth de la Portilla, author of "They All want Magic; Curanderas and Folk Healing" on their sacred traditions. I walked away with the Mexican Mint plant knowing right then that I wanted to do respectful botanical paintings of these herbs representing their tradition. I discovered botancias and curanderismo (there is a large community in San Antonio) and learned that for hundreds of years, indigenous healing wisdom has been passed on - this series is to honor that.

Each  6" x 8.5" watercolor and ink painting was designed with making an accordion book in mind. (see above). The originals below have decorative tin frames that we designed and had custom made in Mexico.


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