To accompany our current exhibition ‘Infinitas Gracias: Mexican miracle paintings‘, we’ve been working with professional illustrators to produce contemporary votive illustrations based on stories submitted by visitors to Wellcome Collection and to our website. Just as Mexican ex-voto paintings were made by painters to tell stories of thanks, we want to hear contemporary stories of gratitude and explore the process of exchange between storyteller and illustrator.
Mercedes Leon’s first illustration is for this story:
Don’t pick the unripe ones,
Could your gratitude inspire a votive? Tell us your story, and it could form the basis for an illustration.