Photo-A-Day Project - Day 52

"Hurt"

I got this figurine in Mexico in November when I was there for a wedding.   We just missed the celebrations for Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, but there were figurines everywhere as well as evidence of the festivities.  

I like the idea of this celebration, which takes something that hurts so much (losing a loved one) and creates an opportunity to celebrate their life.  

This figurine reminded me of the great artist Frida Kahlo, as well as another great artist I know, my amazing friend, Norah.  Here's what Wikipedia has to say about it: "

José Guadalupe Posada created a famous print of a figure he called La Calavera Catrina ("The Elegant Skull") as a parody of a Mexican upper-class female. Posada's striking image of a costumed female with a skeleton face has become associated with the Day of the Dead, and Catrina figures often are a prominent part of modern Day of the Dead observances".

Remember to check out Monica & Lee's photos too!