NOVICA

Veterinarian Ceramic Skeleton Sculpture

With a nod to Jose Guadalupe Posada's La Calavera Catrina Mexico's Jorge Escamilla creates this unique sculpture. Wearing an apron and holding a skeletal puppy the diligent skeletal veterinarian is crafted of clay and steel wire. The original La Calavera Catrina was a zinc etching created by the artist Jose Guadalupe Posada in Mexico around 1910. Posada created the character a female skeleton with an elegant hat as a satirical portrait to lampoon Mexican natives who aspired to European style and denied their own heritage. The catrina has since become an emblem of Mexico's Day of the Dead celebration and a popular folk art subject.