La Ofrenda Nuestra Voz, The Offering Our Voice

2013 mixed media with sound, temporary installation, Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, TX

Dia de los Muertos reminds us of our mortality, all the while making us immortal because living ancestors make time to remember the dead with love and honor.

In this ofrenda, I incorporate many of the traditional aspects of offerings to loved ones found on a traditional Dia de los Muertos altar. Along with favorite foods, crafts and flowers is the added element of sound. A recording plays the voices of various individuals who recount memories of their relatives who have passed away.