Thursday, November 5, 2009

Calavera: La Niña

This Day of the Dead mask I created in Art Therapy this week. In case I'm not around for next year's Day of the Dead celebration, this one is ready for the altar.*

The bandage on the side of the mask came off my left, inner arm, the location of this week's chemo infusion. The oncology nurse put it on my arm after she removed the IV stuff.

*This is indeed what the famous Pedro Linares (1906-1992) did with the aid of his family, in preparation of the exhibit "En Calavera: The Papier-Mâché Art of the Linares Family" at UCLA Flower Museum of Cultural History, Los Angeles, California. The exhibit opened in November 1994 and closed July 1995.

P.S., I hope to make more calaveras (in this case, skulls that represent a person who has passed). By the way, the middle name my parents gave me at birth was Niña.

"Calavera: La Niña"
November 2009
mixed media
9 1/2" x 7" x 3 1/2"

Created while in 'Cancer and Creativity Art Therapy Workshop'
Presented by Premiere Oncology Foundation and Beckstrand Cancer Foundation
Instructor: Esther Dreifuss-Kattan, PhD, ATR

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for leaving those helpful comments on my blog. I got a sample of the Udder Cream with my Xeloda kit.

    I really like your mask ... Art Therapy is so wonderful.

    All the best to you.