The "Day of the Dead" is an opportunity to remember and celebrate the lives of departed loved ones. It is often celebrated on Nov. 1 to remember children who are deceased and Nov. 2 to honor the adults who have passed.
The artists are Monty Ses Esposito, Retro, Sketch 71/Rickey A Bush and Sal Sawaki; all working with Wagon Burner Arts.
|Found at the SW intersection of N. Martin Ave. and E. Grant Rd., Tucson, AZ|
|La Calavera Catrina ("Elegant Skull") on the left next to "Sugar Skulls". Sugar Skulls are made of sugar and are placed on graves and altars in honor
of deceased loved ones.|
(Update: See the note farther below.)
|La Calavera Catrina (the "Elegant Skull"). Also known as Mexico's Lady of the Dead.|
|Mariachis (a street band in Mexico)|
|La Calavera Catrinas|
Note the dog and cat.
Update: KGUN9 TV interviewed muralist Monty Ses Esposito, one of four artists who painted the mural.
Update: The Sugar Skulls panel — the right side of the second photo in this post — was replaced in Jan. of 2022. The “sugar skulls” were “chuckleheads” — the four artists who painted the mural. Left to right, they were: Ses, Sketch 71, Retro and Sal. Below is what replaced the panel:
Update: To give you an idea of how big the mural is, here's an aerial view from BG Boyd Photography (thanks!):