El Dia de Los Muertos
24” x 20”
This painting reflects the celebration of All Souls and All Saints days. It emphasizes the Communion of Saints, and that we are all still connected both in this world and the next. The skull is a common symbol representing the brief transition between life and death. The marigolds are thought to attract souls of the dead to the offerings.
My paintings are based on my hispanic culture and catholic religion. I use modeling paste to create dimension within the paintings. I create this dimension within La Quinceañera by bringing the cake forth and using the paint to also manipulate the dimension of the piece. In El Dia de los Muertos I add dimension to the skull, flowers, bread, basket and candles. In Las Posadas I gave it dimension to the bat and the Piñata. Through my pieces I try to express how I see my Hispanic culture through these events.