When I represent a person in my work I prefer to know the person. In this case the final image is motivated by the visit I am organizing for a Mexican son huasteco trio to Toronto, called Tlacuatzin I stayed with the group's violinist last October in El Higo, Veracruz and he initiated me into the Day of the Dead traditions. While Manolo may not recognize himself in this portrait I feel it is imbued by the memories I have of the time we spent together immersed in the hypnotic melodies and vigorous line dancing that welcome the ancestors upon their return to the realm of the living.
6/15/2022 03:14:10 am
Tlacuatzin is a papercut under construction. It's a small, simple piece that can be used as a bookmark or to decorate your home. It only takes a few hours to make and it's easy to customize.I've been thinking about making a tutorial for this for quite some time, but I've never had the time to do it until now. I'm finally posting this because I want people to know how easy it is to make papercuts, and how much fun it can be!
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