Muertos and Marigolds
I just attended the opening for the Comox Valley Community Arts Council (CVCAC) members show at the Muir Gallery in Courtenay. The title of the show- "Muertos and Marigolds" was for a Mexican Day of the Dead theme, honouring and celebrating those who've passed on. My submission titled "Icon" is actually a self portrait, and didn't have much to do with the Day of the Dead, but I felt it fit the theme at least visually.
I just took a few photos to give an impression of the show. I liked the joyous quality and a feeling of irreverence in the work. Beer bottle caps were combined with crosses and bright colours and flowers with skulls and graves. It did a wonderful job of conveying the levity of Mexican Day of the Dead traditions with some of the more contemplative religious aspects.
The show will be running from October 14th until November 15th so please stop by and check it out. Many of the works are for sale and surprisingly affordable.
8/5/2012 10:47:50 pm
I am not getting words to express my feelings that i am feeling after visiting this post. The portraits are just fabulous and contain some hidden message in them. Thanks a lot.
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A blog on art, roller derby and life.
I'm an artist and mother of two in Courtenay, BC. I've completed a project called the "Madonna and Child Project," and I'm now working on a series of roller derby inspired drawings. In my spare time I play roller derby with the Brick House Betties.