Sugar Skull

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Sugar Skull

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This is a reproduction of a digital illustration, printed on archival quality paper with archival ink. Open edition, signed and dated.

I send all prints in a clear plastic sleeve with a cardboard backing so that they'll arrive to you in perfect condition.

All of my prints are made with both archival quality paper and ink, meaning that there will be no fading or discoloration over time. Additionally, all of my prints fit into popular frame sizes (8 x 10 in., 11 x 14 in.), which means there will be no extra costs for you to have custom frames made.

For this particular piece, I researched symbols found in Mexican culture to adorn my sugar skull. Traditional methods for producing sugar skulls have been in use since the 17th century. The skulls are created either for children or as offerings to be placed on altars known as ofrendas for the Día de los Muertos, which has roots in both Halloween and the Aztec, Mayan, and Toltec cultural celebration of the Day of the Dead. Around this time of year, the Monarch butterflies (as seen on the chin) return to Mexico after their long journey from the North. Hummingbirds (as seen on the forehead) are symbolic of courage and love from someone who has passed.

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