This one’s a free plate in color. For the first time our prof let us use color! I was inspired by Mexico’s “Dia de los Muertos” or All Soul’s Day. It’s similar to ours (Philippines) but it’s more festive. They believe that in that day, their departed loved ones will walk this earth so in preparation for this, they prepare food, decorate the altars, etc. One of the iconic traditions is that they decorate skulls or “calaveras”.

This is my simple interpretation of that tradition. Surrounding the skull are marigolds which the Mexicans believe are the flowers of the dead. These flowers are thought to attract souls of the dead to the offerings. I was also attracted to the contrast between death and festivities.

I spook myself.