Day of the Dead: Honoring our grandmother, Jesusita
Day of the Dead: Veronica Gonzalez-Smith and Yvette Marquez Sharpnack, with the assistance of a florist, model, makeup artist, and professional photographer created a breathtakingly beautiful altar in honor of their grandmother, Jesusita. The altar here is filled with flowers, her grandmother’s rolling pin, some of her favorite food, photographs of her, and the grandfather the author never knew. The woman dressed as death, wearing Doña Jesusita's veil and rosary, represents the return of her spirit. Some Native Americans believe that the wolf is a teacher and imparts a sense of family and loyalty. The wolf is an excellent representation of Yvette's love of family and loyalty to her grandmother.
The photographs are the work of Jeanine Thurston.
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