Monday, November 8, 2010

Day of the Dead Icons

Inspired by the Day of the Dead celebration and art, these works combine that genre with the iconographic world of orthodox Christianity. Where the worlds intersect this pieces reside. I have always been mesmerized by the decorative and death, how to create beauty out of the unknown...a central figure, the common man...featured and an icon, hero...the tooth references both dream death imagery and the reliquary which were elaborate containers to hold the bones of saints...these were featured at the Day of the Dead celebration this past weekend at For Art Sake in Hollywood Florida.