MEXICO: Skulls & Bones

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In Mexico, death is not something to be afraid of, here it is celebrated.

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Marigold is the “day of the dead” flowers in Mexico, used in offerings to the spirits.

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I made a shoutout in 2011 about me being in Mexico for the Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead), years after I’m finally here.

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Dia de Muertos is a big event in Mexico, it’s as big as the Christmas celebration in the Philippines.

Everywhere I go, I see skulls and bones in all shapes and forms. Papier-mâché skeletons, candy skulls, aylavett!!! I want to hoard everything!

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I have a fascination for L’art Vanite, and in fact on my very first art exhibit – T.R.I.P (To Rest In Peace), someone saw my artwork of a hand-colored photograph of a cemetery and said it reminded him of the cemeteries in Mexico. I have a knick knack collection of crosses and skulls. I also make it a point to visit cemeteries wherever I travel, and so Mexico is the ultimate place to witness and experience all that.

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UP NEXT: Dia de Muertos in Oaxaca

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