Description This drawing is inspired by the Day of the Dead illustrations of Jose Guadalupe Posada. This is a skeleton, or 'calavera' of a mariachi. This was originally an oil pastel drawing. Here the mariachi is singing to a senorita and presenting a rose to her from beyond the grave.
Candace Byington, Perrysburg, Ohio Member Since August 2007 Artist Statement Candace "Candita" Byington is an illustrator, graphic artist, painter and aspiring belly dancer. Her work colorful and heavily influenced by the folk art of Mexico, especially Day of the Dead and the paintings of Frida Kahlo. She also explores floral motifs like lily ponds and roses and expressive figurative drawings.