Día de Los Muertos
Día de los Muertos has been a favorite celebration of mine since I was very young. My abuela set up her ofrenda every November and said that people were only truly dead when no one continued to speak their name. I have managed to keep that annual celebration of my heritage alive throughout my art-making career. I love the playful imagery of “Día” scenarios (often burlesque in nature) and the element of humor that one sees in the papel picado skeletons. Jose Posada, the Mexican illustrator, is one of my greatest inspirations. This celebration and its’ accompanying artwork, helps keep me in the moment and appreciating my time here. It is a reminder that life is a magical wheel, not a finite event and that it is important not to take oneself too seriously.