“Art is literacy of the heart” Elliot Eisner / “Arte não é pureza; é purificação, não é liberdade; é libertação.” Clarice Lispector

domingo, 13 de outubro de 2013

Santa Muerte

“I don't want to die without any scars.” 
 Chuck Palahniuk

Santa Muerte or Saint Death in English is a saint venerated in Mexico.She is associated with healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife by her devotees. We don't worship
Santa Muerte in Brazil but we have Dia de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead and it is on November 2nd. It is a holiday for us and many people go to cemeteries and churches to honour their loved ones who passed away.

For Take a Word -  Creepy

Poetic Postcards
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14 comentários:

  1. This is very explanatory art. The picture shows what you wanted. Scary. Or like you say ( Creepy).

    Mine is at my blog.

    Scary says bye Creepy.

  2. I have learned something today, Karla. Superbly creepy, my friend.

  3. I really like the bright colors set against the black and white.
    I also liked the lesson :)

  4. Wonderfully beautifully creepy Karla...Bravo!

  5. I grew up in Mexico, but never heard of Santa Muerte. I know certain Mayan ancestors in Southern Mexico and Central America still maintain ancient traditions, so that may be where she comes from. Blessings!

  6. Her eyes are especially scaring, they are so death. Here in Finland is also a day we are recalling our past away family members, it's in November, too.

  7. Oh she looks very scary! Wonderful piece! xx

  8. What a perfect tribute to Dia de los Muertos! It certainly qualifies as creepy -- and it's SO well done, Karla! Applause.

  9. I've always been intrigued by those sugar skulls. It's interesting how people make something beautiful out of death.

  10. Karla, I absolutely love this! Your Santa Muerte has the soul-saving passion of the saint and the chill of the angel of death. Bravo from me!

  11. Love this so much!
    Beautiful work my friend:)


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