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Dia de los Muertos
Some authors have stated that The Day of the Dead images are surrealism, some think these works are kitschy, low brow sentimentalism and exaggerated melodrama. These statuettes and momentums speak of the Mexican culture and their spiritual beliefs.

The images are manipulated photographs of Mexican curiosities and dolls from an artesian shop in Mexico. The images relate a celebration and fear at the same time. They celebrate the unknown with stitched lips, skeletal forms in their exclaimed fear of the unknown. Surrealism being dreams and searching unconsciously well describe their celebration. I think when you stop being afraid you stop being alive. They celebrate the unknown.