Monday, October 29, 2012

Dia De Los Muertos Exhibition

A month ago I was asked by Star Moxley if  I would like to ba a part of a Dia De Los Muertos Exhibition at the Idaho Historical Museum. I said yes immediately.  Then after looking at the dates, I realized I would be out of town for the installation. I asked my daughter Katherine if she would be interested in collaborating with me and help to install it. She said yes, then I got it cleared with the museum. After several different ideas, I came up with this one with the help of my daughter.  This is to honor my father who passed away a few years ago. 
This is what the display of niche's looks like. Above is Karen Bubb  installing hers. 

The display is two sided, that is mine up on the top. 

This is what the display looked like after Katherine installed it. I was afraid that you wouldn't be able to see the battery operated candle glowing but since each Niche is dark, it shows nicely. It's a Texas theme. With lots of yellow roses. The green bottle in the middle holds my dad's ashes. It is sealed with a cork that says "liberty" and on top of the cork is a pair of pistols because he loved Texas and guns.

Exhibit Dates: Oct 30th -Nov 10th (Friday, November 2nd is the opening). 


marianne said...

nice tribute to your dad, pam- you & katherine did a wonderful job!

Pam McKnight said...

Thanks for stopping by Marianne!