Posada Mandala

This is one of a series of paintings I've just begun about food.

Here in Mexico, baby Jesus figurines are sold in every size from 2" long to life size.   They all have a certain look, a certain turn to the hands, that I tried to capture.

The foods surrounding the baby are the typical ones that might appear at a Christmas celebration such as a posada:  sugar cane, peanuts,  oranges, and candy -- the colorful ball-shaped candies are called colaciĆ³nes.    The white chunky pieces are peeled pieces of raw cane sprinkled with a little chile powder.

Acrylic painting on canvas (12.6X12.6 in.)  / (32X32cm.)

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