I've begun making my Dia de los Muertos altar for this years celebration at the museum. I'm thinking of the Monarchs and the mythology of the migration to Mexico...I'm thinking of the Navajo Storyteller tradition and I've been listening to John O'Donahue, an Irish poet and philosopher that is sparking ideas of a visual narrative of my ancestors.
My process is slow, stitch by stitch...
a series of small dolls that represent family members, milagros and monarch wings
a visual narrative that embraces the presences in my life...of those no longer with me