Dia de los Muertos Art & Skull Style


Art is in my blood.  I come from a family of artists, and in my high school years, spent my Saturday mornings at the Milwaukee Art Museum, penciling sketches in charcoal for classical figure drawing classes.  Despite the giggling and the embarrassment I had, as a fifteen-year old staring at nude models, I advanced through those Saturday classes, and fine art stayed with me through college.  But, although drawing was my passion, I ended up with a degree in Art History instead.

I remember loving the Impressionists back then, and eventually phased into a love of modern art…Jackson PollockKeith Haring and Patrick Nagel.  As of late, graffiti art has become an obsession of mine, and my last two purchases were works by street artist, Chris Hobe.

photo by Cecilia Walker | art, Chris Hobe

photo by Cecilia Walker | art, Chris Hobe

I thought sharing Chris Hobe’s work of political satire and manipulations of Uncle Sam with skeletal faces is timely with Halloween and Election Day on its heels.

Another artist I’ve fallen in love with — Dolan Geiman — was introduced to me by friends in Chicago who had discovered his work at an art show earlier this Fall.  His large scale collages are amazing, and one of my favorites is also timely with Dia de los Muertos.

© Dolan Geiman | Senorita Sugar Skull Paper Collage Art

© Dolan Geiman | Senorita Sugar Skull Paper Collage Art

Suffice it to say, I love a little bad ass style in my wardrobe (and in my home) and have put together a round-up of some sugar skull style.  Fashion & interiors fused again.

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Skull Style:  1. Black & Gold Day of the Dead wallpaper by Street Anatomy | 2. Alexander McQueen enamel skull bangle | 3. Markus Lupfer Sugar skull sweater | 4. 2:30PM Watch by May28th | 5. Mexican Skull gold ring by TwentyOne Degrees | 6. Silver Mexican Skull earrings by TwentyOne Degrees | 7. Alexander McQueen LeatherCuff w/gold skull clasp |8. Day of the Dead linen pillows by Street Anatomy | 9. Ralph Lauren Dessert plate


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