The masks that hang throughout the restaurant were created by the California artist, Roehm Hepler-Gonzalez.
"Each mask crafted was manifested with the intention of honoring the people who have left Earth but whose love was planted and still lives on within our hearts. In the spirit of Dia De Los Muertos, this collection is specifically dedicated to Roehm "Arjina" Jr., Isabella Weaver, Victor Gonzalez, and of course, The Mother. Each mask I've made is holy, shifting very inorganic, manmade materials into something that appears to hold heavy spiritual history Although constructed out of fabricated flowers, bottled paint, and a contractor's basic, I have transcended such to birth devotional entities."
The masks celebrate the Mexican Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, celebrated on November 1 and 2. The celebrations are centered around the remembrance of family members who have died. Prayers are said and offerings are made to the departed—toys and candies for children and mezcal and flowers for adults.
Mexicans call the holiday Flor de Muertos [Flowers of the Dead}, or the Day of Flowers. Marigolds are the most commonly offered flowers, but others are seen as well. Our masks follow the Flor de Muertos tradition and are composed of papier mache flowers.
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