Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Virgin Mary Altars

Here at the casa de Leila, everyday is "Dia de los Muertos"! I'm just so inspired by the colors and embellishments in Mexican folk art, it's so fun to create these pieces. My newest venture is creating altars that can be used to display candles, statues, small treasures, or whatever you may fancy. I love combining the sacred beauty of the Virgin Mary with the macabre, yet mystical art of death and skulls. It makes death appear beautiful, colorful, and as nothing to be feared. I find that much more appealing than the grim reaper!

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