Frida

Between what I see and what I say
Between what I say and what I keep silent
Between what I keep silent and what I dream
Between what I dream and what I forget:
Poetry
– Octavio Paz

• Susanne Bisovsky’s tribute to Frida recreates the suffocating florals of her self-portraits, presenting her almost as an icon of her own brand of disturbing whimsy.

• Felipe Linares’ Skull has reptiles and psychedelic flowers painted on its paper mache surface.

• Madeline Stevens’ Tin Nicho frames EL Corazon in a glass door surrounded by a flaming heart, all decorated in luscious colors, glitter, and paper flowers.

• Sarah Constantino’s Salt and Pepper Shakers are hand painted with dramatic sugar skulls, leaves, and flowers.

• Juan Garcia’s Cat Alejibre is an Oaxacan wood carving hand painted with tiny dots and vibrant flowers.

• Blanca’s Bracelet is a collaboration with Oaxacan weavers and has a line of crystals and violet beads running along the center.

• Gilbert Candelaria’s Frida Tribute frames her portrait in a glass dish, recycled sawblade, and construction nails.

• Lunacy Glass’ Earrings suspend glass hearts from sterling silver wires. Their Bracelet is a glass devil with a blue heart stretched out over your wrist.

• Marisol Apostol’s Necklace is a flaming copper heart surrounded by dark red glass beads.

Day of the Dead

• The Day of the Dead is a collage of traditions and iconography, a wild mix of Catholic saints, Aztec deities, and a generous dash of humor. The Calavera Catrina is a relatively recent addition to the cast of regulars. It made its first appearance in José Guadalupe Posada’s etching of 1910 as a parody of an elegant, upper-class lady.

• Alejandra’s Day of the Dead Skull is custom painted in bright colors and festive motifs.

• This Pendant by Lost Apostle celebrates the Day of the Dead with a carved bronze skull.

• These Sugar Skulls double as striking decorations and wall clocks.

• In Frida Kahlo’s Self-Portrait of 1940, a hummingbird, or Huitzilopochtli the Mesoamerican god of war and human sacrifice, hangs from saint-like necklace of thorns. Maya Hansen’s Skully Tulum Collection took inspiration from Frida’s feverish dreams of skulls, icons, and botanicals.

• Elisha’s Day of the Dead Mask is an elegant tribute to the Calavera Catrina with a headdress made of white and red roses.

• Eve’s Corazon is set in a Cuban cigar box dedicated to all things Day of the Dead.

• Aya’s Lolita Mask commemorates the Calavera Catrina with cherry blossoms tucked between pink and black roses.