Artists statement

Milagros is inspired by the Mexican tradition of pinning ‘ex-votos’ or ‘milagros’ onto the robes of Patron Saints when requesting a miracle. Ex-votos or milagros are votive offerings of small metal shapes which represent a visual form of people’s prayers. The central question in this piece is:If the creatures of the river could, which ones would be asking their Patron Saints for a miracle or two? Most of the wetland and river fauna which are depicted in Milagros are listed as endangered or vulnerable and are recorded as belonging to the area of the Ovens River stretching from Wangaratta to the Murray.

Physical description

A rectangular sculpture that features a light wood beam with a brown fabric hang from it, with small golden animal pendants attached to the fabric.