Sunday, June 8, 2008

La Catrina

This piece is inspired by my fav theme, "Dia De Los Muertos". I've been seeing the name "La Catrina" pop up when surfing the net, but I only recently researched her meaning. She's very big in Mexican folk lore, and is usually portrayed as a skeleton beauty. She takes men's souls when they are unsuspecting, so she's a little scary and maybe holds a grudge? I dig her though, because it's another chance for me to mix skulls with feminine appeal. I tried to paint this piece with Mexican folk art in mind, so there are many colorful embellishments.

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