The festive spirit of Dia de los Muertos is translated within this image into an American Pagan Idiom, resonating with an essential paradox: as death dwells in the midst of life, so does life spring from the heart of death.
About the artist:
Paul B. Rucker has been making art from personal visions of the spirit world from a very early age, seeking in visual language to render metaphors, and ecstasies. Theatre, myth and ritual influence this search.
He paints in acrylic and other water-based media, as well as pen, pencil, and mixed media assemblages, combining various materials with hand-painted bones. Rucker also performs face and body painting on subjects photographed in selected environments; the resulting images are further elaborated with digital painting techniques.
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