Thursday, July 14, 2016


Saint Barbara is the patron saint and guardian of the coal miners in the Ruhrgebiet region of western Germany. The Ruhrgebiet and its diverse and unique culture was built on the backs of thousands of coal miners and their families and so it is not uncommon to find images of the Holy Saint Barbara still hanging in homes, doctor offices, kiosks and train stations.

Created on my first journey to Germany in 2014 as a 25th Anniversary gift for Top Notch Tattoo, Marl, NRW. Saint Barbara is Acrylic on paper.