This is my little tribute to Dia de Los Muertos, an annual tradition in Mexican culture. As my mother’s family is Mexican, the cultural influence of my roots runs deep. I actually used children’s fingerpaint to create the “skull-like” painting.
It has been influenced (like much of my work) by folk art, and by Frida Kahlo, one of my favorite artists.
This is also a play on a collage. I tore out pieces of newspaper, to tell a visual story of sorts. While the inspiration behind the story is deeply personal, no doubt the viewer can draw their own conclusions and make their own interpretations, using the text as a guide.
This piece is dedicated to my departed loved ones, and to absent friends. Please contact me (email@example.com) if you like my work, and wish to commission my artwork.