Dia De Los Quemadures (Day Of The Burners) – a 36 inch by 48 inch art poster. It was made as part of the Carnival Of Space & Time installation for Eridu Society at Burning Man in 2015. The event’s theme that year was Carnival Of Mirrors. We wanted to play on that, but ultimately decided to use it for our own art theme. Eridu Society often works elements of steampunk and time travel into its installations. The premise was that members of the camp had traveled to future Burning Man events and then brought back the art theme posters to delight and inspire. Click here to check out art theme posters current and past.
With Dia De Los Quemadures (Day Of The Burners), I wanted to explore the idea of mashing up Burning Man and the Day Of The Dead festival. While I waited on renders for cut paper materials, I killed time by doing research. It turns out Day Of The Dead used to take place at the end of the summer. It was only after the arrival of the Spanish that the event was moved to the beginning of November. I was art director on the project, Pani and I collaborated on this particular piece.