Truchas Altar Screen
28.5" x 14.25" x 1."
Retablos, Mahogany with natural pigments
Region: Truchas, New Mexico
titled, signed and dated verso
As seen in the Nuestra Senora del Rasario Church in Truchas, New Mexico, to the right of the main altar, is another retablo by Pedro Antonio Fresquis, this one dated 1821. This retablo is fashioned after this work.

Notes on verso: Holy Trinity, Our Lady of Sorrow, Lady of Carmel and Cristo.

About the Artist
Marie Romero Cash is a celebrated folk artist and writer in Santa Fe where she has lived most of her life. She has created art for a number churches in the United States and in Mexico, including Stations of the Cross for the Basilica of St. Francis in Santa Fe.

As a writer, her early works focused on research-based books about the culture and churches of Northern New Mexico, along with a memoir about growing up in Santa Fe in the 1950s. A number of years ago she began to write a mysteries series based around Santa Fe featuring Jemimah Hodge, a forensic psychologist. She is currently working on the fifth of the series. The romantic novel about the Pueblo Revolt began as a screenplay over ten years ago when she was a student at Lesley College in Boston. Since then she has developed it into a novel.

Her works of art are in the following collections: Museum of International Folk Art; The Albuquerque Museum; Museum of Spanish Colonial Art; the Smithsonian Institute; The Vatican; The Archdiocese of Santa Fe; The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and many private collections.