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Tribute to Mother Earth... Awitelin Tsita (Earth Mother)
by Virginia Maria Romero
2016-03-08 11:56:13
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Tribute to Mother Earth... Awitelin Tsita (Earth Mother)

romero01_400Ancient voices,
sift through sand, stars, & stone,
and pray for a time
when the black turtle cries no more…
We could learn something of life
by watching…
The hawk circles
above blue-black mountains,
hunts with courage,
taking only what it needs
to survive….
I’ve watched you weave those delicate threads,
your moves,
carefree deliberateness,
as I struggle inside your web…

2002-2011 (Compilation of three poems)


Paitning by Virginia Maria Romero


Virginia Maria Romero is a visionary artist with works in public, and museum permanent collections, as well as numerous private collections throughout the United States and abroad. Romero’s biographical artist profile is included on the New Mexico Office of the State Historian website: www.newmexicohistory.org; and in 2013 Romero was recognized as a distinguished Artist and Poet by the American Council for Polish Culture.

The style, color, and compositions of Romero’s acrylics as well as her pigmented wood panels (retablos) and sculpture continue to exhibit her uniqueness and creative quality. Romero is one of a handful of “Anglos” to be counted among the santero artists of the American Southwest with works inspired by the culture of New Mexico and her Polish/Irish heritage that are just as strongly driven by her own experiences, setting her works apart from others. In reference it has been said that, “Romero has taken an ancient art form and redefined it, reinvented it, and made it her own.” “Virginia Maria Romero’s art speaks a language unlike any other…it is a language of the heart, of the soul, of life...”

 “My impetus is on how wildlife depicted in art represents the reawakening of our human connection to the animal world. This wildlife element (including urban wildlife) is not always obvious and generally ignored but always a part of the history, geography, and culture of any demographic. My artwork highlights and brings attention and respect to wildlife, with regard to the holistic view of the ecosystem of which these animals represent, and in this modern era continues to preserve. As an artist who is deeply concerned about protecting wildlife, I strive to make sure that my art helps to educate and motivate people to protect nature. A catalyst for meaningful change, the power of art lies in its ability to transcend and inspire and to guide us past established realities and prevailing ideologies.”

Romero’s works have been selected for collections that include:
Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, NM
El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces, NM
The Friars of the Sick Poor of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
San Miguel Mission, Santa Fe, NM
Basilica of San Albino, Mesilla, NM
Pope Benedict XVI, Vatican City, Rome
Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine and Parish, Mesilla Park, NM
Maria Stein Heritage Museum/National Marian Shrine of the Holy Relics, Maria Stein, OH
Holy Cross Retreat Center, Mesilla Park, NM
And others...


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Emanuel Paparella2016-03-08 20:05:02
Welcome to Ovi Ms. Romero; ad majorem. This is surely in the tradition of a St. Francis of Assisi who, in his Canticle of Creatures, the first poem in the Italian language, called all living things brothers and sisters but reserved to the earth the appellation of Mother, considering it a living entity whose offspring we are, mother of us all to be nurtured, loved and respected.

Virginia Maria Romero2016-04-24 05:49:27
Thank you, Emanuel!

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