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This is #6 in my El Dia de los Muertos series. (The Day of the Dead.)
My life and paintings are about celebration. This painting was very fun to create! I wanted to create a painting that gave a feeling of a parade. As I was working on it, I was having trouble coming up with a title. While this painting was in progress, Paul Simon released his newest album,”Stranger to Stranger,” and the title of my painting comes from the chorus of one of those songs—“The Parade.” Although the song is about a homeless person, the vibes in the song exactly matched what I was trying to convey with this painting. (The album is one of my all-time favorites.) If you look closely you will see a cameo tribute portrait of Paul Simon in the crowd.
This series based on the celebrations of Dia de los Muertos-- the Day of the Dead--are not typical representations of this holiday. Mine are about the people behind the makeup and costuming that celebrate and express what the holiday means to them. It's the life they breathe into that, remembrance of the dead and the ways in which they choose to mitigate their grief and loss.The spectators become the spectacles; the viewers become the viewed. This celebration is also a time when the makeup and the costuming renders the participants anonymous, blurs their identity and allows them to celebrate with their fellow community members as equals.
This series is still in progress. I've also done some charcoal portrait studies of some of the subjects, including the main man in this painting .
You can see the entire collection by clicking on the El Dia de los Muertos option in "Collections."

Materials used:

Oil paint

Can’t Talk to You Now, I’m in a Parade (2016)


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