Art Alchemy Studio

Mixed Media Art by Chaska Peacock

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Day of the Dead Figures

These figures are created by the Aguilar sisters who live and work in the village of Ocotlan, Mexico.  My friend, Louise, and I visited them 5 years ago and were surprised to see how humble the living and working quarters of this world-famous family are.  We also learned that ALL their best work is purchased by galleries and stores.  For more information about the Aguilar family, here is a good site.

Left, Calavera by Concepcion Aguilar
Below, Catrinas by Concepcion Aguilar

I have a small collection bought here in the US, but the DOD figures I am showing here are at El Interior, Austin.  The purchase price runs between 50 and many hundreds of dollars.

Left, Market Lady by Guilermia Aguilar
Below, Mujer de Iguana by Concepcion Aguilar

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Blogger weezie said...

Gosh, i'd forgotten about them ... It was not an inspiring workplace, nor was their work there .. must have just been the leftovers. They probably live in a huge hacienda out of town.

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