"Recordar" (Remember) - Skull Butterfly


Vitreous enamel, copper, silver, brass, bone, wood

Inspired by the monarch butterflies that make the long journey from southern Canada and northeastern United States to arrive in Mexico around Dia de Los Muertos (November 1st and 2nd). Imagine the sky filled with the colors of orange and black. It is believed that the monarchs are the returning spirits of ancestors and loved ones in the form of butterflies. Every year I too partake in this celebration of life and remembrance of loved ones who have since passed and hope they come and visit me on this day.