Paper Mache over Wire

Day of the dead art, day of the dead skulls, dia de los muertos art

Day of the dead art, day of the dead skulls, dia de los muertos art

One more Day of the Dead post! This is a very unique folk art piece made of a little wire, a little paper mache and lots of colorful paint. Then the whole thing is lacquered so it has a hardness to touch. The graves with names and the open coffin with a smiling skeleton, add to the incredible charm. Not to mention the gate that opens and closes. If it weren’t a piece of art you might want to play with it!

This artisan is the only person I know who uses a similar technique, with his own twist and aesthetic, of the paper mache over wire style of  Saulo Moreno. A very unusual piece which can be purchased right here or at GUILD Collective through Saturday, October 29.

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