The Traveling Puertas

Pablo Youngs

Pablo Youngs

Dancing Skeletons and Roses during COVID-19

Spray paint and stencil

The inspiration to create these doors came from my Mexican cultural heritage. I felt our Lady of Guadalupe was looking down on us, ready to listen to our prayers and to protect those who died during the pandemic. The skeletons are images I use in most of my work. Here they represent Día de Los Muertos and tell us to remember our loved ones who have passed, and the roses also tied to the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, represent those of us who have been left behind and ask that we always take the time to enjoy the beauty around us.
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