A Nation Prays
November 2001 – This year, the first two days of November will once again mark the annual Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead celebration, a ritual which dates back to pre-Columbian times when the Aztecs and Mayans took time to honor the intimate connection between life and death. This holiday represents a rich blend of Catholic and indigenous traditions and is a celebration for both the living and the dead.

Arte Sana was honored to participate in the 2001 Día de Los Muertos altar exhibit offered by La Peña in Austin, Texas. The following images inspired by the terrorist attacks on September 11, are powerful community expressions of both mourning and healing through art.

  Invisible Victims  Altar by Garza Independant High School America Mourns 

Altar by Manos de Cristo

  "A Nation Prays" by J.B. Cantu      




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