Psychobat: I am Mexican so I’ve known about it my entire life, it’s in my culture of course!
DD: What is your favorite Day of the Dead tradition?
PB: My favorite part about it is that you get to make an altar for your loved ones who once lived. People aren’t sad at all, they are happy and they celebrate the dead. It’s pretty cool if I say so myself!
DD: How does your community respond to Day of the Dead?
PB: Pretty well! I live close to Carlsbad,California and they have a festival for Dia De Los Muertos. I’ve noticed that it has expanded a lot throughout the years and new people learn about it every year.
DD: Do you have a particular Day of the Dead artist whose work you admire?
PB: I LOVE Sylvia Ji! Her artwork is amazing! It has that sense of tradition and elegance to it that I love.
DD: Is there anything else about Day of the Dead that you would like to share?
PB: My family does it every year. It’s really simple though. I only have my art to share for the family….they like it, except my mom sometimes haha!
DD: Can you explain the art piece “Ruining Magazines” [pictured above] for our readers?
PB: Well…I was bored first of all *ha ha*. I just saw the models face and decided to make it more interesting. Plus she had the perfect face structure to draw over and such. (I’m very fond of wonderful face structures) I’ve drawn women like that before, but I wanted to do something different, kinda like painting someones face for real.
Here is the Big Announcement you have been promised. This installment of 5Qs with… concludes Dead Deco‘s contribution to the art world of the Day of the Dead. After careful consideration, the creators and editors of Dead Deco have chosen to turn off the lights here. We appreciate all of the wonderful contributions and opportunities that were manifest here, but we now bid you adieu.