Monday, May 9, 2016

Surrealist Bookmarks

It's been a while.  I've been BEYOND super busy with school, home and artwork.
I've just finished some bookmarks as handouts for my Surrealist Art presentation for my French Class.
Hope you like them!

Friday, July 31, 2015

2015 Calavera's for the upcoming Dia de los Muertos season.

2015 Calavera's for the upcoming Dia de los Muertos season.

Frida at Home

Frida at Home

This is a larger calavera of Frida Kahlo.  I imagined this as her sitting in her backyard at the
Casa Azul just enjoying the morning.  Hope you like her!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Faerie Lantern - Alt Mache

Faerie Lantern - alt mache
"alt mache" is a term I invented that means my papier mache creations are directed by the "random" things I find.  I find these "random" things like small tables, or beds, or even this lantern, which I "alter" and add a papier mache person to, so there you have it, "alt mache".

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Calavera Sisters

Just finished yesterday, these giant calavera skulls.  They are an order for the Veuve Clicquot champagne company's Dia de los Muertos event.  Hope you like these sisters.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The 3 Calaveras

I created these 3 Calaveras as a series to show the evolution of the "Calavera" within the Mexican Tradition.

This calavera I call, "First Skull".  A hallmark of "modern" humans was the actual burial and ceremonies that followed the death of a loved one.  The body would be decorated and placed in a shallow grave, to be unearthed later and displayed as an honored Ancestor.

The second skull, "Aztec Warrior" .  This calavera shows all of the magical, mystical warrior marking on this skull face.  The Aztec civilization took the power of life/death to another level.

The final skull is the modern Sugar Calavera with bright colors and common motifs.  The modern era has turned the Calavera into more a caricature of death, rather than the powerful and revered original skulls of the Ancestors.