Fascinated with Mexican culture and particularly the use of iconic religious items in their art,
Karen Abney has crafted these whimsical art pieces that incorporate a “gringo’s” view of the
style and beauty associated with Dios de los Muertos. Each piece is hand stitched and lovingly assembled. I have this piece sitting on my desk.
Her art is on display at Block Party Handmade Boutique, 560 S. 4th Street, Louisville where the co-op artists also have erected ceremonial Dio de los Muertos alters.
After placing a photo of my mother on the alter for Friday, Nov. 1, I felt comforted. It is a way to honor her in the present because her gravesite is in Wisconsin where I seldom get to visit. She - Roberta - was a spanish teacher and would have been able to tell me all about the day and its meaning. In this fashion of participating in an actual celebration, I can learn and mum would be pleased