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Sugar Skull Mixed Media Art

Title: Sugar Skull I

Size: 4" x 4"

Medium: Mixed Media including acrylic, glitter, rhinestones & giclee print on canvas

Artist: Thaneeya McArdle

© Thaneeya McArdle - Please do not use this image without permission.

 

This Day of the Dead art is bursting with color and kitsch to the core! This Dia de los Muertos art features an archival giclee print of one of my funky Day of the Dead skulls. I like the paradoxical juxtaposition of the classic image of death and mortality - the skull - portrayed amidst colorful abstract forms and intricate designs, which express the fullness and joy of life.

 

I really loved the process of making a mixed media piece using one of my giclees as a centerpiece. I especially loved all the glitz and glamour of the glitter and rhinestones! The sides of this painting are textured with lime green acrylic embedded with rhinestones. You can see side views and front view of this mixed media Day of the Dead calavera in my photostream.

 

Enjoy! :)

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Taken on October 17, 2009