i love Day of the Dead, i love the decorated skull design and use it now and then in my paintings. (sounds so...lofty, is actually just what i do, like…um sewing or knitting or gardening – hmm, how many folks have i managed to offend with that attitude?)
i have created two “altars” for folks who are dead. one for my mom, and one for the “infamous” Pam.
(if i didn’t live in a small apartment, my art might well take a different tack...or three. if i had a large loft or barn, i could maybe do LARGE works, but i still don’t exactly know how a 5'2" person can easily paint a 20' x 12' canvas…and I’d have to have tons of room to get far enough away to see the whole thing at once. i could store canvases, stretched on wooden stretcher bars, so they are 2" thick...and not just remain limited to painting on very good paper, which stores in very slim space. if i had an extra barn, i might wind up getting into collage/assemblage, and pick up and keep tons of random shit...that way lies madness...so, i am sort of glad for the restrictions my living space provides.)
a few years back, we had a Day of the Dead party, skull cookies, altars open, marigolds, and photos of those i love who are dead. oh, and appropriate cocktails. party on.
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