Friday, May 14, 2010

Calaveras, Angie

Needle-felted pins.


about the piece.
Angie talks about her work, "My mother was born and raised in Panama . Though we did not celebrate Dìa de los Muertos during my childhood, my mother would tell stories of the celebration and mourning her family back in Panama. My fascination intensified in my early twenties after living in Tucson, Arizona, where I would cross the border to attend mass and watch Day of the Dead unfold. After the death of my daughter, art and rituals celebrating and acknowledging death and loss have become particularly important to me. I participated in Mother Henna's Dìa de los Muertos art swap last year, and began painting calaveras. When I took up needle felting this winter, I immediately began felting calaveras. These calaveras were created to be worn as remembrances of the ones we lost."

about the contributor.
Angie is the editor of still life 365. Her second daughter Lucia was stillborn after 38 weeks of pregnancy. She writes about her experience with grief  and mothering at still life with circles.


  1. They are just lovely, I love your felt work. I have your heart from Valentine's Day hanging right above my screen and I'm looking at it while typing.


  2. Love these. Of course. I have one in my home! xx

  3. I had never heard of needle felting before seeing your pieces. I really love this.


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