Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Day of the Dead

Today I was at Crossings at Carnegie,  a wonderful little art center in Zumbrota where I sell some of my paintings, and as I was leaving I caught these two figures out of the corner of my eye.  I just love them and had to purchase them--fortunately I had just sold a couple paintings so could sort of justify spending some money.

The figures are ceramic, red earthenware, and fairly large - about 2 1/2 feet tall.  They are very heavy.  Their heads are on long nails inserted into the top of the necks, so the heads can swivel. I am sure they must have been created in Mexico. So much personality --they  give me much delight.

This pair will be perfect to preside over our upcoming Day of the Dead feast!