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[Dia de los Muertos skeltons in memory of carefree days in Bali: 104k]

Bali Farewell animation is based on Day of the Dead skeletons (Día de los Muertos calaveras) in my Contemporary Calaveras digital print series. Sari means flower or essence in Bahasa Indonesian. These figures are in memory of those frangipani scented days. previous | next

Day of the Dead skeleton print collections from my Contemporary Calaveras series

My Contemporary Calaveras skeletons don't represent the dead as much as the living with some of their bones revealed. They are based on Mexican Day of the Dead (Todos Santos) folk art traditions.

Calavera means skull in Spanish. Prints of skeletons doing everyday activities are called calaveras in Mexico. The famous Mexican calaveras illustrator, José Guadalupe Posada, dressed his skeletons in contemporary clothes and placed them in everyday scenes. Contemporary Calaveras skeletons are inspired by people, places and events from my own life. Carolyn Leigh

More on Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) calaveras: the history of skeleton prints in Mexico

Gentle On My Mind is a 25k midi file from Dick Anderson's Country Midi Guitar (site page no longer up).

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