Folkloric Dancers

The Day of the Dead Art of Saul Montesinos

The great Mexican poet and writer Octavio Paz wrote: “To the people of New York, Paris, or London, “death” is a word that is never pronounced because it burns the lips. The Mexican, however, frequents it, jokes about it, caresses it, sleeps with it, celebrates it; it is one of his favorite toys and most steadfast love.”

 

If something is able to reflect exactly what Octavio Paz meant are the fabulous ceramic sculptures of master potter Saul Montesinos who ingeniously re-creats scenes of Mexican daily life with skeleton figures. We can observe a skeleton family on a carriage, a tortilla maker in the market, a typical Poblana kitchen including mole, and even a market vendor selling sugar skulls!

 

We invite you to browse through our website and enjoy Saul Montesinos creativity and sense of humor.