Monday, November 14, 2011

Artistic altar dedicated to lost loves

Day 14 of Art Every Day Month

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(above) My great-grandma Reyes and aunt Josie
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Halloween grandparents
(above) My grandma Edna and grandpa Joe on Halloween.
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As you may have noticed from previous posts, the Dia de los Muertos tradition has greatly inspired my art and outlook. This year I painted my face and participated in a Day of the Dead celebration in San Francisco. This is my first altar and I look forward to creating more in the years to come.

This altar also served as an interesting display for some of the art I featured at our Campa Creatives party on saturday. My grandma Rosemary contributed some photos to the altar, as well as my little sister Makayla, who lost her buddy, Daisy recently. I also had a green ceramic vase displayed, which was handmade by my artistic grandma, Edna, who passed away when I was a baby.

To me, the altar is a very satisfying dedication to these wonderful people who have passed. They are a part of my history, part of the story of who I am. By creating an artistic display, I feel like I am creating a visual representation of who these people were and what they mean to me and my family.

More pictures from the party can be found here.
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