Piece description from the artist
This painting is in my series called "Iconoclash." It is a study of an old world colonial painting of the Virgin Mary and baby Jesus, who is dressed like a full-grown man. There is a hidden "Allah" in Arabic script on one of the suns. It is easy to observe the combination of pagan earth symbols and the old world opulence of the Spanish Catholic church in "The Virgin of the Rosary."
Rachel Goede is from Omaha, Nebraska, where she started drawing with pens when she was only one year old.
During high school, she started to paint and went to study in Italy as an exchange student. When Rachel came back to the United States, she attended Arizona State University, where she graduated with a degree in Italian and painting in 2008. Today, Rachel is a full-time mom, a full-time marketer, a full-time artist, and a part-time day-dreamer.
She currently works as a gallery attendant in Scottsdale, Arizona where she can be surrounded by art on a daily basis.