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been & gone: submission to “day of the dead” art auction

October 28, 2012


This is a piece I am working on for the  exhibition “Arte de Los Muertos”  that I have been invited to participate in. The theme is to create a piece that “commemorates the creation of death, as well as the interplay of life and death” and this is my take on it. The “day of the dead” imagery feels a bit too dark for me personally, plus I have not yet had the opportunity to illustrate or paint a skull, so I chose to create a piece showing a moment of thought, thanks and remembrance to those who have been and gone. In some way, ancestral or spirit worship, for some cultures believe the spirit always remains and I replaced the skulls with masks instead. The piece will be sold at a silent auction and a percentage of proceeds from the sale donated to two different charities. More on the event can be seen via the link below, and if you are in San Francisco on the day, come down to the show and say hello. Image of finished piece soon to follow.

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