My Day of the Dead calendars started off as a way to share my artwork with others but after my partner passed way several years ago, the calendars also became a way to share stories of loss, life after loss, and how to find a way through grief to join the world once again. Day of the Dead has been my favourite holiday since I was a child. My artwork blends this traditional Mexican artwork with my own sense of wonderment and mortality. Day of the Dead is my way of staying connected to those that I love, both living and dead.
We will all lose people we love but the loss is a loss of the familiar. We can no longer see them, talk to them, or hear them in a conventional way, but if we change our way of looking at the world then maybe we will find there is more to it than what we see with our eyes.
This is the 7th calendar in a successful series. You can find my work on line and at few out of the ordinary shops across the US. This calendar will begin on November 2014 and go through all of 2015. I do this so that the calendar can begin on the Day of the Dead and people can start using it right away.
I spend all year coming up with 12 illustrations for my calendar. Scroll on down to see some of them and my 6 previous calendar covers.
Humans don't speak of death. We treat it as if it is the enemy, when in reality Death will always have the last dance. If we looked at Death as a lesson that this moment in time will not last forever, perhaps we could better enjoy the time we have been given. That is one of the reasons I want to share this beautiful holiday with people.
Founder and artist for Frenzy Art, Ladi’s creations are inspired by Mexican tradition and spiritual expression. Frenzy Art’s Day of the Dead designs and products are created and hand-crafted by Ladi to capture a happy and eternal sense of the human spirit. Ladi’s own life journey is an essential part of his creative spirit—a spirit he chronicles in his calendars to give insight into his art and designs. Ladi is an educator for “Day of the Dead” traditions. A native Texas artist, he works from his studio in Lago Vista, Texas. Contact Frenzyart at 512-809-8722 or email@example.com – http://www.frenzyart.com/