In celebration of Día de los Muertos, artist Raymundo Medina built a massive skeleton that appears to lurch out of the pavement on a street in Santa Cecilia Tláhuac, Mexico. Medina created the sculpture in the aesthetic of the Mexican holiday that celebrates deceased loved ones and ancestors. According to Miguel Ángel Luna, Medina is a member of the Jaén Cartonería collective and collaborates with Yaocalli Indians in his work. Built with papier-mâché and painted with starkly delineated black and white areas, the skeleton seems to be almost smiling, referencing the joyful purpose of Día de los Muertos to celebrate death as a part of life.
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