A recent article about Joseph Ascensión Lopez appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican. Joseph was recently honored by the 2013 Spanish Colonial Art Society, having his image of San Juan Nepomuceno featured on the poster for this years Spanish Market. The article is titled, Home is where the ART is: Poster Artist inspired by family and travel.
This half of the video is titled – Joseph López – Painted Bultos. In an interview with Carla Aragón, Joseph tells us how, using the wood media is his way of telling a stories through sculpture and being able to represent the lives of the saints. He thinks of what the life of the saint means, how important that saint is, how important the saint’s story is and what an honor it is to represent that saint.
Felix was the recipient of this award at the 2012 Spanish Market in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was awarded by the Spanish Colonial Arts Society and sponsored by Edward and Hope Connnors, long time supporters of this event. The title of his work is El Apostol San Pedro. Felix is donating this piece to the Archdiocese of Santa Fe for the annual Archbishop’s School Fund Dinner to help raise funds for tuition assistance for hundreds of needy children attending Archdiocesan Catholic Schools. It will take place on Friday, October 11, 2013 in Albuquerque.
The Santo Entierro bulto or sculpture was made by Felix with the help of his son, Joseph, and daughter, Krissa. It was installed at the Santuario de Chimayó, one of the most revered churches in New Mexico. In the following slideshow we have included a few pictures the Santo Entierro being created and later of being installed at the church in September of 2011.
Below is a video made by the University of Arizona