I am so, so happy that my new Dia de los Muertos artwork for 2010 has been featured on the website ArtBistro.
Here's a little sneak peek from the article:
Welcome to the Underworld — and don't forget your wayfarers, because it's stylish here.
Meet Martha Rodriguez: a self-taught, Chicana urban folk artist (and no, that's not her on the left, that's her work). We've chosen her album Hipsta-Veras as our Day of the Dead feature.
The Day of the Dead, or in Spanish, Dia de los Muertos, falls on November 2 of each year. Rather than being a scary or frightening holiday (it's frequently lumped together with Halloween), Dia de los Muertos is a joyous time for remembering lost loved ones, reflected by vibrant colors, sugary skull treats and overall, the unique Chicano cultural view of death and loss. Ms. Rodriguez's work takes that lightheartedness a step further into hipster territory, swirling two distinct cultures together to make a delightful collection.
So take a look at the article and let me know what you think. I'd love to hear from you!