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All Souls

 All Souls
Wood, waxed rice paper, Plexiglas, gouache, and LEDs

7x22x3"
2014

 

In Medieval Europe, youths went door to door on All Souls Day. Precursors to trick-or-treaters, they offered songs for the dead in exchange for soul cakes (illustrated on the sides of the frame). The 2nd scene illustrates how Christians in Europe still observe November 2, while the 3rd scene showcases a Day of the Dead altar in the US. Radial patterns decorating the box are inspired by the face paint of revelers.

 

All Souls 3D

 
           
        All images Copyright 2017, Melanie Kehoss