Aardvark Art Glass

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March 5, 2008, 2:04 pm
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dioa los muertos beads

In the spirit of absorbing things somewhere and then urping them back out somewhere else, I’m working on some Day of the Dead beads. Off season, I know, but what can you do? Not a far cry from a mask bead, really. Hopefully they’ll get better. This should give me some Watch Me Create material too.

Also, when I said there were no bugs where I was staying in Mexico I meant that there were way fewer bugs than I expected for the climate. I did find one:

la cucaracha

That’s a peso in there for scale. A peso is about the size of a nickle or maybe a quarter which means that the bug is about the size of a small bird with antenna that are several inches long. The roach lay prone on the tile floor with it’s feet in the air, dying. I scooped it up and put it outside thinking it was something exotic. I learned it’s true nature later on. It probably wouldn’t have flushed anyway with the water pressure being so low.


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these are astounding and I don’t mean the bug

Comment by jean

Cathy, the dies los mortes bead heads are a totally awesome evolution to the bead mask lineage. The thematic and color schemes are exotically (like a filthy mouthed bird of paradise) in line with your previous pieces. Your work is always so perfectly timed with the life experiences you take so casually for granted. I am as always anxiously looking forward to the next bend round the corner…

Comment by sp

Hey, thanks you guys! I’m glad you like them. I’m going book shopping today to try and get more backstory on the Huichol Indians and that Castillo guy. I kind of feel like, without making an effort to learn more about this stuff, I’m just stealing bits. I’ve found lots of web pics but very few books of Mexican folk art. Isn’t that odd? You’d think Castillo would have one of his own out.

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