Here is a picture from our pilgrimage that was part of the inspiration for the design on the Paschal Candle for 2009. The native people from the time of Juan Diego were master stone carvers as can be seen in this stone font found in the National Museum of Archeology in Mexico City. Both the color and design elements became the foundation for my design.
I have spent many hours today working on the candle. If your lucky I might post a picture of the work in progress.