Saturday, September 8, 2012


In honor of the approach of another Arizona Autumn, I've started a new series of colorful paintings. These paintings are inspired by Dia de los Muertos, more commonly known as the Day of the Dead, which takes place on November 1st. Unlike the morbid, Americanized fascination with the dead, featuring comatose, foot-dragging, flesh-eating zombies, Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico and the Southwest with flowers, food and festivities. Families remember their deceased relatives by telling stories about them, cooking their favorite meals, and displaying their pictures. The joyful celebrants paint their faces or wear skull masks called calacas and dance in honor of their dead. They see death as a part of life instead of something to be feared. To them, "life is a dream and only in death do they become truly awake".
Meet Marigold, the first portrait of my Day of the Dead series.

 To read more about Dia de los Muerto, click here

$100 / Unframed
6"x 6"/ Oil on Canvas Panel


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    1. Thanks for the comment! It's very encouraging. And a good reminder to link my blog to my facebook artist page, .

      Not sure about remarks left by the brain dead, but since I just did a series on Dia de los Muertos, it's a very good possibility some of my fans are zombies.