Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Corazón


The shop windows with the displays for the upcoming Los Dias de Los Muertos seem a fitting metaphor to convey the complex and layered cultural influences that weave the intricate tapestry that is the mindset of the indigenous people of Mexico. I am referring to the conquering Europeans and the introduction of Christianity followed by various revolutions that have all taken place in just the last few hundred years. These influences are evident, though in a way that is not unlike the layers in this image. Also like this image, the heart of the Mexican people is visible, though somewhat obscured beneath the only partially opaque layers (click link to see more images from Day 3).

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