Tag Archives: Dia de los Muertos

No Mas! - Talavera Catrinas

The Talavera Catrinas Sculptures

Origin of Catrinas Catrinas, the skeleton figures dressed to party or going about every day tasks, have become very popular.  The art of Catrinas has a history of more than a century – some say the history starts with the Aztec’s Lady of the Dead, Mictecacihuatl, keeper of the bones in the underworld.  Conceived of […]

Dia de los Muertos - Erik Fuentes' Catrinas

Dia de los Muertos, Mexico’s Day of the Dead

Dia de los Muertos, a Celebration of Life The Mexican culture views death as a natural part of life.  Loved ones who have passed are honored on Dia de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), their lives celebrated with dinners, picnics at the graveside, photos, marigold flowers (Flor de Muerto), candles, food offerings, and […]

No Mas! handcrafted Catrinas by Mexican artist Erik Fuentes

Original Handcrafted Catrina Sculptures by Mexican Artist Erik Fuentes

Erik Fuentes’ Original Catrina Sculptures: Dia de los Muertos Art from Michoacan, Mexico A young Mexican artist with a great talent, Erik Fuentes, only in his early twenties, demonstrates great skill in the creation of these works of art, referred to generally as “Catrinas” (the male figures as “Catrines”).  Painstakingly sculpted in minute detail, the […]