Día de los Muertos – Day of the Dead –
“In Mexico, death rites date from pre-Hispanic rituals represented in murals, painted pottery, monuments, and artifacts, which shows how the Day of the Dead has its origins in the rituals practiced by the indigenous peoples of the Americas. Its precedents date to more than 3000 years ago when the Olmecs and subsequent Toltecs, Mixtecs, Zapotecs, Maya, and Aztecs honored death.” — The Mexican Museum
Inspired by traditional Mexican celebrations, I decided to create a limited run of calaveras using dimensional paper layers. These guys have gone to their temporary home in historic Pt Richmond, CA – Mom N Pop Art Shop
NOTE – these are unframed, mats only.