Orange Eyes Sugar Skull


This super bright Day of the Dead Sugar Skull pays homage to the Dia de los Muertos sugar skulls of Mexico. The grand tradition of celebrating one's ancestors by decorating skulls is hundreds of years old. 

The background of this colorful skull is antique widow pane from a local (Minnesota) church over decorative paper.

There is something so real and gritty and approachable about sugar skulls. They are playful but at their heart they remind of us of those we love who are no longer with us. They also hint at our own mortality. With such a sad story to tell, they do it gently by reminding us that while life is brief, it is also fun.

This skull measures 9.5" w x 9.5"w and comes framed in black aluminum and ready to hang.