Miracle of the Female Pope
Commissioned series of “ex voto” paintings (oil on tin)
32 x 22 cm
Miracle of the Female Pope is a commissioned series of 12 “ex voto” paintings, which are traditional votive offerings to a saint or divinity that are placed in a church as a means of giving thanks. In this satirical fiction, twelve different characters give thanks for the newly appointed female Pope. The ex votos were commissioned and painted by Isabel Hernández Velázquez in the Lagunilla market in Mexico City.