Saturday, April 12, 2008

Homenaje a Selena

One of the more unusual pieces I saw at the Eiteljorg Museum was Homage to Selena, 2000, by Anita Rodriguez.

The plaque reads:
The skeleton figure in this print is a reference to the Mexican Celebration, Day of the Dead. The skeleton represents Selena, a well-known and much beloved singer whose career was abruptly ended in 1995 when she was shot during an argument.


  1. What is pain but a shortened form of paint?


  2. Why should this piece make us think of Selena? I see no connection. It's not like the skeleton is dancing in the same style Selena did. It's not even wearing a sequined brasseire.