This is a series of silk screen milagro prints of the anatomical lung “tree” done in metallic ink on Fox River Confetti paper done in 15 different color combinations. Milagro is Spanish for miracle or wonder. Milagroes are used for healing purposes and to assist in focusing attention towards a specific aliments, in this case, the lungs. They are offered in gratitude for a prayer answered or as a reminder of a specific need. They were also carried or displayed for protection and good luck. Can you see why it is called the lung tree?
I recently printed a small run of silk screen prints featuring a pair of anatomical lungs titled “Milagro”. I had been prepping and proofing a silk screen of the lung trees for a new series in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The image was not meant as a stand alone image, but they were to be incorporated into a larger print. The proof in metallic ink was so pretty, I decided to make a small run of them. I thought they would make a lovely gift for friends as it was the start of spring and just before Easter/ & Passover and we were all quarantined at home because of the pandemic. I drove around with my husband early on Easter morning, and we secretly left them taped to our local friend’s front doors. We handed out 22 and were only “caught” twice! Afterwards, I had several inquiries asking if there were more for sale. I ended up producing several small runs of the lung milagro silk screen print in metallic inks on colored paper. (There is also a small run printed on vintage MCM office file folders, and they look really cool!)
The silk screen milagro lung prints are 15″h x 11″ w. All on Fox River Confetti cardstock. The file folder prints measure 18.5″h x 11.75″w.