Thursday, October 06, 2011
So, keeping up with the Day of the Dead season in Mexico, I was kindly invited to collaborate with Vertigo Galería on a project that compiles 20 artists to celebrate the traditions customizing 20 skulls to represent a contemporary Tzompantli. A Tzompantli is a type of wooden rack or palisade documented in several Mesoamerican civilizations, which was used for the public display of human skulls, typically those of war captives or other sacrificial victims. Each skull will be printed and mounted on large-scale wooden panels to cover the facade of Museo de las Culturas Populares in México City as an exterior exhibition from October 27th to the end of November.
This is my skull: