I love Dia de los Muertos: the concept, the art, the rituals, the flavors and the fervor.
Artist Thaneeya McArdle
As an artist, I find the imagery of Dia de los Muertos compelling and (perhaps ironically) full of life. But to state that Day of the Dead imagery is full of life is to tap into the very purpose of Dia de los Muertos itself:
I created this Day of the Dead site to humbly serve as an educational resource for people to learn about this special holiday and understand its meaning. It's also a place where you can share your own photos and stories about Dia de los Muertos.
One of my sugar skull drawings
I don't claim to be an expert on Dia de los Muertos, by any means. I'm just an artist who likes Day of the Dead! As such, this site does not seek to be an exhaustive academic or anthropological study of the Dia de los Muertos holiday and ensuing cultural phenomenon – it is merely a fun and helpful guide that aims to provide insight on Mexico's most famous holiday.
Explore these pages to discover how Dia de los Muertos is celebrated in Mexico, as well as how many others from around the world have adopted and adapted this special holiday, personalizing the celebration with their own beliefs, rituals and styles.
Thank you for visiting, and have fun looking around!
p.s… If you want to know more about me, please visit my art website: www.thaneeya.com.