This is a piece I created in spring 2023 for an online art competition. The prompt was to make a Catrina based off of dia de muertos, a holiday celibrated in Mexico that honors people’s passed loved ones. However, there was a twist! We had to make it themed around our home towns. Since Berlin feels more like my home town than where I grew up, I chose Berlin as my inspiration. This prompt was very tricky for me because I didn’t want to cross a boundary into cultural appropriation. Thus I tried my best not to cross into that territory. I made this skeloton hold a joint, and be decked out on classic punk gear to really sell the Berlin culture a bit. I also covered the streets with class and walls with paste ups to nod to the cities graphiti and drinking culture.
Mel (Aspen) Luna (they/he) is an animator and illustrator based in Berlin who has worked on various projects, such as illustrating “A Snook with a Book” and being an assistant animator on the production of “Working with AI.” They also collaborated with Suzanna Noort on her stewardship project and exhibited their artwork at Sticky Icons in Berlin. In their´free time they like to watch Chainsaw man and The Owl House.
Museum-quality posters made on thick matte paper. Add a wonderful accent to your room and office with these posters that are sure to brighten any environment.
• Paper thickness: 0.26 mm (10.3 mil)
• Paper weight: 189 g/m²
• Opacity: 94%
• ISO brightness: 104%
• 21 × 30 cm posters are size A4
• Paper sourced from Japan
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