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Young People's Ofrenda Project 2009

Putting Mounts on the Crates

Published on October 1, 2009

I spent a few hours this morning at the school putting mounts on the back of the crates.  I needed to do this soon because the students are working hard on getting their ofrendas completed on time.  In order to hang the crates on the wall in the gallery, I had to screw a mount on the back of each one.

PICT0040The mount on the crate will sit on top of the other angled mount that will be put on the wall.  Clever idea on how to put them easily and securely on the wall.  The Art Crew here at the MIA is top notch.

While I was there had a chance to see the progress of each ofrenda, and I thought I would share a couple here.

PICT0037I like the light blue background of this one, and how the student-artist has carefully rendered in pencil a mother holding a child.  I will keep an eye on the progress of the drawing.  I took this picture the other day:

PICT0032One can see that she has drawn the skeleton figures on the back of the crate and is working on other elements.  I took this picture of the same crate this morning:

PICT0033She has really added some nice details including a gray background, a blue sky with clouds, and painted in some of the figures.  This one is looking just great.  She has captured the spirit of Day of the Dead with its fanciful skeletons shown as living people.

I am not sure if I mentioned this before, but last year’s ofrendas created by students at the same school can be found here.

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