THE Art District has so much to offer in so far as various forms of art masterpieces are concerned.
One shrine that usually gets the attention of people visiting the Art District is the striking image of Santa Muerte, which personifies death.
It is an image likewise associated with healing, protection, and safe delivery to the afterlife by her devotees.
Artists Megumi Miura, Brandon Braza, Zabiel Nemenzo, Zanna Jamili, and Zander Lopez worked on creating this image.
Her unlikely worship of the idol drove Megumi.
She also believes that the image blesses those often shunned in society, like petty criminals and homosexuals.
Many of her devotees are taxi drivers, vendors of counterfeit merchandise, street people, prostitutes, pickpockets, petty drug traffickers, and gang members who follow the cult who are not Catholics or Protestants, but neither are they, atheists.
The management of the Art District in a statement said that the artist thinks it would be a perfect fit to put the image in the Art District, a place that has become a hub for all lovers of the arts.
Artists and art enthusiasts are often judged by the mainstream and would most likely be taken under the wing of Santa Muerte.
This would also be a great allegory to women who are often judged by their unusual, unconventional, and dark choices in appearance, which the artist feels strongly about.
Santa Muerte will have her protective light in the heart of the art (corazón del Arte) district for its motley crew.
It is also essential that the piece highlight the cycle of life and death.
The coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic resulted in so much death and upheaval to “normal” life that the grotto is a homage to those who passed away, as well as to protect those living.
The grotto of Santa Muerte is a testament to the cycle of life and death and the assurance that things continue to go on.
The audience is encouraged to leave their offerings of tequila, coffee, flowers, and cigarettes at her feet.
NEGROS. Artists Megumi Miura, Brandon Braza, Zabiel Nemenzo, Zanna Jamili, and Zander Lopez worked on creating this image. (Carla N. Cañet photo)
NEGROS. Santa Muerte is also associated with healing, protection and safe delivery to the afterlife by her devotees. (Carla N. Cañet photo)
NEGROS. Santa Muerte personifies death. (Carla N. Cañet photo)
August 12, 2022
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