Los Cielos


Artist Statement

The Los Cielos Series (1996-2000) integrates my understanding and experience, recollections, and healing through nature. This series often depicts the female form superimposed on a brilliant sky to discuss a metamorphic relationship with nature and as a symbol of nature’s creative force. I meticulously rendered and proportioned each figure as a reflection of a balanced and harmonious countenance.

Sybil Venegas, art historian and curator

Los Cielos is a reflection of Linda’s love of indigenous spiritual community and her personal healing through ceremony and nature. While this has been at the center of her work for the past twenty years, Los Cielos takes us inside the indigenous spirit of the Americas. Evocative of ceremony and the feelings one experiences upon making ceremony with community and the ancestors, these paintings have a primal impact on the viewers. They are familiar images that manifest creation, touching that fundamental human need for the sacred. However in Los Cielos, the heavens are anthropomorphized into a female aspect of the creator; a benevolent Grandmother watching over us. These paintings are beautiful prayers of gratitude and thanksgiving. They are visual reminders that we are not alone. They are the unseen, yet very real presence of our ancestors, watching us, holding us up, helping us, cradling us as we move through our lives on earth.