Tuesday, October 16, 2012

El Dia de los Muertos

Painting in gouache by Mitzi Linn.  Title "Guadelupe Returns"

One of my favorite paintings..the Virgin of Guadelupe encapsuled in a corn tassle or kernal.  She returns to the cornfield of an indigenous farmer who is making a ceremony to honor the ancestors and family members gone on, to honor the corn as sustenance and also one of the people's ancestors.  Candles, an old diety or ancestor, and copal are part of the full moon offering.  She holds the fragile earth in her hands.  She is asking if we really care about our planet.

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