Friday, October 31, 2008
...and the Day Of The Dead
~A HALLOWEEN GREETING~
This image was e-mailed to us last Halloween by my old friend Alver in Santa Barbara.
I can't imagine a more Jim & Peg personalized 'Day Of The Dead' greeting so I thought I'd share it on the blog this year.
Sure enough, there we are on our bicycles!
Peggy is even wearing her trademark flashing headlamp, as my beard blows typically in the breeze, and I feign (or maybe long for) transendence with those gawd-awfully awkward angel wings. Or, maybe I'm just trying on Edward Abbey's vulture wings. "Where There's Life, There's Hope".
This looks to be a section of a larger work and I'd love know who the artist is so I can give him/her credit and maybe find a print of the piece.
Alver didn't know the origin of the image either, but he thought it was probably by a well-known Mexican artist. I haven't been able to find anything about the image online, so if any of you folks out there know who the artist is, please let us know.
Thanks to Catherder and Mary Anne we now know this is from an engraving by Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). An unknown person has added the orange coloring to lend the work a halloween feel.