all souls procession

La Calavera de la Frida

I’ve always been very fascinated with Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos). It’s a holiday to celebrate and honor those who have passed. You can read more about it here.  It has inspired many art pieces that I’ve made.

So of course, I had to go to the All Souls Procession for Day of the Dead yesterday. It was amazing. AMAZING. My first time going and I would recommend it to anyone.

Words cannot express the intensity of it all. A mixture of sorrow, happiness, love–the weight of it all gently pushing you through the walk.  It was such a beautiful way to remember and celebrate those who have touched your life and continue to live in your heart.

Read more about this amazing event:
Tucson’s All Souls Procession draws thousands
The All Souls Procession Gallery
All Souls Procession ends with party atop a Civil War-era cemetery in Tucson

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2 Responses to all souls procession

  1. sweetmyrtle says:

    wow, amazing to be part of. as a young student some 20 yrs ago i saw an exhibition in London about this festival. i remember the amazing sculptures the fabulous colours and the emotion & humour. one piece that stood out was a seated skeleton leaning forwards and smoking a cigarette. thanks for sharing this post x

  2. Felicity says:

    I too am enthralled with dia de los muertos. Is the top piece an ode to Frida Kahlo? It really reminds me of her, with the unibrow and dark hair.

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