Friday, October 21, 2011

Time Passes .....celebrating el Dia de Los Muertos

Photo by Antonio Turok, "Dia de los Muertos" 1976 in Mexico. Where I live these days has a few gentlemen who look like the guy in foto. Time passes, but death never dies.

Family altar in Huatla de Jimenez, the Mazatec area of Oaxaca, taken in 1976

Some photos from Artes de Mexico's edition on Day of the Dead from 1993.

Creating altars, decorating graves and making a ritual are all arts related to the celebration of Day of the Dead, or Todos Santos.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Day of the Dead Art Suite

"Flying Muertos" gouache painting by Mitzi Linn

I just created a new post to share some images from my Day of the Dead experiences. I tucked away the art cards from shows in Oaxaca for later enjoyment, like now!!!

Scroll down to see art from La Mano Magica's exhibitions.

Day of the Dead Art from Oaxaca

Lithograph by Maximino Javier "Sin Titulo" 1995 Day of the Dead Show at La Mano Magica in Oaxaca. I really like Max's sense of humor!

Papel Picado by Mauricio Bonilla for a show at La Mano Magica. Let's join them in the dance!!!!

Silkscreen print by Juan Mariano Testera for the Day of the Dead show at La Mano Magica in 1993. Part of the announcement card of the show. Saludos a Juan Mariano.....

Watercolor by Kate Corbett, "Viva Mexico" from Day of the Dead show at La Mano Magica in 1990. One of my favorites. Saludos a Kate......

Painting by Felipe Morales " El Segundo Yo" in La Mano Magica's Day of the Dead show 1990. A favorite of mine. Saludos a Felipe.....

Karen Turtles grave in the Teotitlan Del Valle cemetery in 1993, decorated by Mitzi and Montano Familia. Photo by Arnulfo Mendoza at night on Nov 2. In memory of my friend Karen. Decorating graves is an art in Oaxaca and all of Mexico. El Dia de los Muertos o Todos Santos is my favorite Mexican holiday. Little by little it is arriving here in El Norte. (Gracias a los migrants de los ambos paises.)

I wanted to share some images from Oaxaca. These shows and artists inspired me to paint and make a series about the Day of the Dead. I hope you enjoy their work. Saludos a todos los difuntos y antipasados de todos de nosotros. Y los vivos tambien.....