Liz Huston

Liz Huston is a modern mixed media artist based in Los Angeles, California. Her art borders on the symbolic and the surrealist, creating an esoteric narrative that hints at a logic far beyond the average and mundane.

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DIA DE LOS MUERTOS X - Group Show

  • Cactus Gallery 3001 North Coolidge Avenue Los Angeles, CA, 90039 United States (map)

Dia de los muertos is a traditional Mexican holiday that focuses on gatherings of family and friends to remember those who have died. Altars, marigolds, offerings, skulls, and Monarch butterflies are symbolic of the season.

Dia de los muertos brings the advent of death to light, making the concept of "the end" less scary, and helping people feel a strong, healthy connection to the spirits of their loved ones.

In order to honor and remember those who have died, we will be building an altar and welcome you to bring your photographs and "ofrendas" (offerings) to add to our community altar. "Ofrendas" can be any thing that was important or special to the deceased, such as tools, awards, hats, etc... including favorite refreshments and foods. In Mexico, it is believed that the long hard journey from the afterlife back to Earth should rewarded with nourishment and refreshments for the returning souls.

Our altar will include the presence of the four elements: water, earth, wind, and fire. No offering can be complete if one of those elements is missing, and their symbolic representation is a fundamental part of the offering. In addition, many cempazuchitls (marigold), called the flower of death, will be included, as the Aztecs believed that the strong scent could wake the souls of the dead and help guide them back for the celebration.

Earlier Event: October 12
DTLA ArtWalk
Later Event: October 21
Brewery ArtWalk at Theory Labs