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Young People's Ofrenda Project

Erick’s Ofrenda

Lucio López
Media mixta

Se hace una ofrenda para celebrar a nuestros queridos que ya no están con nosotros. Es una tradición que viene de nuestros antepasados, y nosotros todavía lo seguimos celebrando. Mi familia y yo celebramos Día de los Muertos cada año en México y yo aprendí sobre la ofrenda cuando estaba chico. Mi ofrenda está dedicada a mi mejor amigo Lucio López. Lo aprecio porque tenía un corazón tan grande que cualquiera persona hubiera querido ser su amigo. En mi ofrenda le puse una bandera mexicana y estadounidense porque él era bicultural. También le puse un lápiz para representar que era una persona educada y le gustaba estudiar. La manzana representa lo inteligente que él era. Puse un Quetzlcoatl que representa sus raíces indígenas de su familia y de él.

Lucio López
Mixed media

Ofrendas are made to celebrate our loved ones who are no longer with us. It is a tradition passed down from our ancestors, and we still continue to celebrate it. My family and I celebrated Day of the Dead every year in Mexico and I learned about ofrendas as a young boy. My ofrenda is dedicated to my best friend Lucio Lopez. I appreciate him because he had such a big heart that anyone would want him as a friend. In my ofrenda, I included the flags of Mexico and the United States because he was bicultural. I also included a pencil to represent that he was an educated person and he liked to study. The apple represents how intelligent he was. I put a Quetzlcoatl (the plumed serpent) to represent his indigenous roots and that of his family.

Erick Diaz
Puebla, Mexico, born 1992

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