La Llorona – Dia de los Muertos

Dance 'till you're dead

La Llorona – Dia de los Muertos

La Llorona – Dia de los Muertos,
Theme: Life and Death of the Mission District
Day of the Dead Celebration: November 2, 6-11pm
Exhibition: Oct 16 – Nov 23, 2013

Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts (MCCLA)
2868 Mission Street, San Francisco

Dance ’till you’re Dead – Altar Tunnel Book
$200 (edition of 10, books made to order)
Nina Elkin, 2013, 6″ x 7.5″ x 3″
3-color screen print on french paper

Artist Statement
Artist Nina Elkin just moved to San Francisco after completing her MFA in Painting in Krakow, Poland. She enjoys exploring different artistic techniques and is passionate about art, dancing, cooking and international travel.

For this years Dia de los Muertos Exhibit: Life and Death of the Mission District, Elkin created an intimate and interactive altar using a combination of bookbinding, screen printing, and paper cutting methods. Constructed in its entirety in MCCLA Mission Grafica’s very own screen printing studio, the altar depicts the rich cultural diversity of the Mission district by bringing together folk symbols of Latino, Californian and Polish Culture. The flowers (marigolds and poppies) symbolize both death and life – as do the dancing skeletons. The background contains the iconic Victorian architecture so commonly seen in the Mission.

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