Monday, April 27, 2009


I have a tiny collection of Day of the Dead artwork and these great photos make me want to go out and buy more. A few years ago, I pondered an idea for the Scarecrow Contest - a Mexican Day of the Dead-themed wedding scene where the bride and groom are the typical skull-faced figures and the minister is the Devil [red horns visible] wearing a skull mask (all three facing outward, with the Devil in-between with his hands on the bride and groom's shoulders - both smiling and unaware of what they've just done). But I just couldn't bring myself to do it.

Maybe one of these days when I start to mellow out.


Judy C said...

They even have the supermodel pose down pat. How terrific!

Rot said...

Yeah, some of these can be pretty amazing in capturing emotions and whatnot by just a pose - which I guess is required for a skinless figure : )

One I recall seeing was a neat display on a lawn - a police officer skeleton was talking to a thug skeleton and the thug had one hand on his chest as if to say "WHO ME?" and his other hand was behind his back holding a long curved knife. Very cool.

The Captain said...

I love Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos) stuff but it is so hard to find. I think you'd win if you made the scarecrows you described.