Plastic Shrink-wrapped Baby Jesus
Plastic Shrink-wrapped Baby Jesus in store window

Photographs of artifacts and religious objects portraying preservation, restoration and restriction in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Plastic-wrapped church restorer at work
Plastic-wrapped church restorer at work

 

 

Intentionally un-restored faux cracked marble wall painting in Basilica de la Soledad
Intentionally ‘un-restored’ faux cracked marble wall painting in Basilica de la Soledad

 

 

Fading ceiling painting of a host of angels
Fading ceiling painting of a host of angels

 

Host of angels in store window
Host of angels in store window

 

 

Tree of former Cardinals
Tree of former Cardinals on wall of Museo de las Culturas de Oaxaca

 

Array of cherubim
Array of cherubim, of various sizes and prices

 

 

Somewhat neglected side chapel display of Soledad statue
Somewhat neglected side chapel display of Soledad statue, behind dirty glass  – Museo de la Basilica de Nuestra Señora de La Soledad

 

 

Soledad behind glass, reflecting earthquake restorations
Soledad behind glass, reflecting earthquake restorations

 

 

 

 

Display depicting the arrival of Soledad to Oaxaca, behind bars
Display depicting the arrival of Soledad to Oaxaca, behind iron bars

 

 

 

 

Saint Augustine, behind wires, Templo de San Agustin, Oaxaca
Saint Augustine, behind metal wire, Templo de San Agustin, Oaxaca

 

 

 

Angel door of cracked glass
Angel door of acid-etched cracked glass

 

 

 

Straw crucifix behind rear car-window antenna
Straw crucifix behind rear car-window antenna glass

 

 

 

 

Hanging Christ's in store display
Christ’s hanging from rafters in store display

 

 

Christ on sale
Christ on sale

 

 

 

Arms spread in joy, in her father's arms, below Christ for sale
Arms spread in joy, in her father’s arms, amid Christ’s for sale

 

Preservation Restoration Restriction and Religion in Oaxaca

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