Blood of Life
This artwork was inspired by the color red that signifies blood or the blood of life in Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebrations. The blood of life sustains not only the body but the soul, and is a symbol of sacrifice during this special holiday.
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Mosaic tesserae include a variety of red hand cut stained glass, iridescent red glass bugle beads, matte red seed beads, and round red glass beads.
The smaller substrate is handmade and features a red paint technique as a background. It is stacked onto lightweight Hydro Ban®️ Board substrate that has been textured and colored black.
14 inches by 14 inches.