At the headquarters for Boise's sesquicentennial birthday celebration, the Sesqui-Shop, the exhibition of over 50 traditional and contemporary niche altars and artist made banners for the Day of the Dead is coming to a close.
The experience from viewing all the varied altars from the community is unique; one altar to the next can send you on a roller coaster that fits together in a puzzle of personal and artistic human touch.
|Altar by Anthony Emerson|
|Altar by Bryan Anthony Moore|
|Altar by Charlotte LaVictoire|
|Banners by Eric Anderson, Brittany O'Meara, and Collin Watts|
These banners, and many others are displayed in businesses downtown and at the Idaho State Historical museum. They were created with the help of Wingtip Press and Boise State University. 4'x8' wood blocks were carved by the artists and printed October 12th by a steamroller.
Oxidation, aging and decomposition are interesting processes to me. I love how my altar progressed in its stages
|Time does its work..|
|My contribution, fresh on the day installed|
|detail of my altar; for Paulina, Gerty, and the Silkie Sisters. |
I offered them treats of meal worms and scratch, and flowers from their favorite foraging grounds
|This Altar by Rebecca Rogers immediately caught my eye!|
|Altar by Sara Esquivel-Morrisette|
Altars are displayed at the Sesqui-Shop and throughout the Idaho State Historical Museum until November 9th.
Article "Day of the Dead Niche Altars" at Linecolortexture.blogspot.com © 2013 Lauren T Kistner