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Art Dissection: Day of The Dead

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When the owners of Mandala Infusion approached me to create their art for Halloween, it was almost instantly that the idea of Day of The Dead was born. Mandala Infusion is a gourmet restaurant that fusion Latin and Tibetan cuisine that shares a passion for organic food and local culture.

The restaurant philosophy has a lot of influence from the Buddhist practices and a lot of interesting commodities.

Although Halloween is not the same as Dia de los Muertos, they share similarities about supernatural manifestation from another realm.  In Post-Colonial ages, the Mesoamerican culture tended to celebrate Death as a harvest celebration, that eventually turned into Day of the Dead with the arrival of Spanish colonialism, and Catholic church’s sway.

Today, these celebrations are getting mixed into a celebration where the all these supernatural manifestations are celebrated in a single day, spite the perceptual view on the topic, and how it’s celebrated around the world.

Located in North Boulder, Co., a state known for being a melting pot of culture. The idea of implementing DoD event was perfect. Celebrate the dead.

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After drawing a couple of extra concepts, it was when Lady of the Dead appeared when the image was settled. Non of the previous works would have worked, neither represented the idea of the event, until this one.

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The final result included a 24x36inch poster in a Art Noveau Style art illustration representing Lady of the Dead. Whoever, as part of the campaing, a GIF was created create reach on social media sites as Facebook and Instagram.

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As an extra request, I created a Black and White version of the original.

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World Record & 24hrs of Rhythm And Poetry

murs-bannerIt turns out that there are still creative ways to raise awareness these days. Murs stepped up to in name of arts and broke a World Record Guinness for the longest rap marathon in a live-stream session in an attempt to make justice happen.

Co-sponsored by Boost Mobile and Slacker Radio, the well-known MC from LA has re-arranged the vocabulary free-styling in a 24 Hours session of pure craftsmanship between lyrics from his own repertory to classics from ‘A Tribe Called Quest’ to Jay-Z. By taking 5-minute breaks between every hour for personal and technical checks, the artists managed to endure the whole session in good shape.

#BarsforDays is a perfect example of how companies can still be relevant to society with a touch of cool. Check the video bellow and watch part of the stunt.

World Record & 24hrs of Rhythm and Poetry

Genesis: Phantom Limbs

Over the years, I’ve learned that change is imminent. Good and bad things happens every time. However, the only way to create a positive outcome is by working hard towards it. An endless list of clichés from unknown strangers to historical personalities will remark this.

Of course, there are always pessimist views that can tell whatever your efforts are, everything is circumstantial, but the efforts toward greatness is fulled by sacrifice, and a bit of luck.

In an attempt to return to my creative roots and go, I’ve decided to stop being sluggish with my career, and actually do what every creative should do. Create.

This creative piece is the result of that effort to push towards a creative future.

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Phantom Limb No.1 is available through Threadless
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