Friday, November 8, 2013

Day of the Dead and Ocumichu Sculptures in Mexico

Greetings from Patzcuaro, Mexico. I've so enjoyed being here for my exhibit and then the annual celebration for the Night and Day of the Dead here.
This is an occasion when families decorate graves and then spend a night communing with the dead.
The best thing is a huge craft concurso (competition) in which artisans from all of the surrounding towns and villages bring their work to be judged and sold.
The work is absolutely outstanding. I particularly like the low fired ceramic sculpture from Ocumichu, a town about three hours away.

I bought a great airplane.

I am so inspired by the imagination and skillful execution of the sculpture done in this town. 

Here is the documentary film created about my collaboration with the Mexican weavers. I hope you enjoy!