This gothic and macabre piece is a shrine devoted to the Mother of Death “Santa Muerte”
This altarpiece has taken inspiration from Mexican Folk Art and The Day Of The Dead festival. And is now a wall hanging altar for her Holy Death Santa Muerte
The wooden handmade shrine that houses the skeleton saint is hand painted in black and has been draped and decorated with reclaimed jewellery such as; vintage necklaces, diamonds and found objects in the tradition of Outsider Art.
also featuring dead waxed flowers to add a ritualistic aspects of death and religious decoration.
The skeleton saint is made out of strong plastic and holds a small “tempus fugit” hourglass that symbolises time flies that has been associated with death throughout history.
She also holds and is draped with a very rare and old 19th century crucifix that has a small skull and cross bones on it that refers to the hill on which Jesus was crucified. It was called "Golgotha," place of the skull. This represents the world "in Adam," the world as it had become a place of death under the reign of humanity.
Height: 13 inches
Depth: 4 inches
All orders come with additional free extra items such as; charms, crucifixes, artwork or religious jewellery.
All items are bubble wrapped for protection with additional decorative gift wrap including stickers and tissue paper.
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This piece where inspired by Mexican culture and Folk Art and the festival of the day of the dead that takes place every year on October 31
And also the cult of Our Lady of the Holy Death) or, colloquially, Santa Muerte (Holy Death), is a female deity (or folk saint depending on school of thought) in Mexican folk religion, particularly Folk Catholicism, venerated primarily in Mexico and the Southwestern United States. A personification of death, she is associated with healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife by her devotees. Santa Muerte generally appears as a skeletal female figure, clad in a long robe and holding one or more objects, usually a scythe and a globe.
This piece is also hugely inspired by the photography of Paul Koudounaris well-known figure in the field of macabre art and art history. Who explores treasures and spectacular saints from the Catacombs of the world. !! Check his work out !!!
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