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Mixed Media Art by Chaska Peacock

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Box Shrines in Celebration

















Dia de los Muertos is somewhat similar to our Memorial Day, but more celebratory. 
The elements of fear and dread were traditionally not to be part of one's view of death - Celebrating the Day of the Dead is done in anticipation of the end of life for those that believe that the soul remains alive forever. 














Every year I make a box shrine in honor of this, and here are a a few from the past, now in private collections.

The last photo is of this year's shrine which will be offered at an auction to benefit the street children of Oaxaca.



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Blogger Georgina said...

Wonderful, Chaska, just wonderful!

9:16 AM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

oh oh oh how i adore this!!! so sorry to have been away from my blog family, so happy to return!! this is enchanting, stunning!!!
oh how blessed the children of oaxaca will be this year!

thank you so much for your generosity.
xoxoxoxo,
rebecca

9:07 AM  

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