Friday, September 19, 2008
El Dia de Los Muertos-The Day of the Dead
El Dia de los Muertos(The Day of the Dead) is coming up(November 2nd). I am doing a show for it once again which I always love to do. This is a day celebrated in Mexico to honour your deceased loved ones and filled with flowers, food, dancing and fun rather than the gore of Halloween here. It is a day when the living and the dead can play together which I find really inspiring. In the past I have made altars to my deceased pets, my grandmothers, and my grandfathers. This year I have only made a tiny shrine to end of my marriage which happened at the end of 2007 and hurt like a death. I am instead doing a show of Edgar Allan Poe and Emily Dickison inspirted art this year to add with my little shrine. Here are some photos of the past and present works.