I have made two different Dia de Los Muertos inspired Calavera-plate designs:
Skull Calavera and Woman Calavera
We celebrate this holiday every year in our family even if it is not a common custom here I Sweden. We do this because we like to take extra care to remember the ones who came before us, and also to tell our new generation about the ones who helped us become the people we are today. I made these designs to help people decorate dinner tables and/or their ofrendas during these important days.
I have designed and etched every item by hand, which makes them unique and one of a kind items. I wanted to create something meaningful and beautiful but I also wanted to include the mindset of sustainability in to it. Therefor the materials are old antique items redesigned for a bigger and musical purpose of connection and friendship. The etching process reveals the brass material underneath that makes the design show itself in a golden color.
All of the items are antuiqe and therefore have a nice patina that ad to feeling it’s historic lagacy.