Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Santa Muerte" Skull

Donna Neal from Austin, Texas, submitted an image from her Santa Muerte series. She explained how it was created, "I shot all the elements for this digital print. Composited this one in Photoshop."

I'm not normally a fan of digital composites, but I like the arrangement, subject matter, and texturing of this one. The skull texture reminds me of lace, which goes well with the vintage feel to the flowers. The flowers clinging to the skull reminds me of stories where bodies are found when new home owners digging in a garden. Though that has never happened to me, I always fear that when looking to purchase an old house with a large yard.

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