What Are Muertitas?
Muertitas are my sculptures representing nature spirits that safeguard the memories of our departed loved ones. Growing up surrounded by family from Hungary and Michoacán, this shared immigrant experience holds a special place in my personal growth, marriage, and family expansion. The artistry of the sugar skull is a potent visual expression of life's joy and our struggle with finality, infused with a twist of Hungarian Folk Art. These mixed media wall pieces explore my artistic influences and the cyclical nature of life - birth, death, and rebirth - concepts that deeply fascinate me.
What Is Your Process?
Each piece is unique, presenting its own set of challenges. I create molds, resin casts, and work with various materials such as monster clay, air-dry clay, and collected found objects. I utilize paint, glue, and manipulation techniques. For an insider's view, visit me on Patreon for behind-the-scenes content and more details about my creative process.
Are You Taking Commissions?
Yes, although sporadically. To stay updated about commission availability, sign up for my mailing list here. I assure you that emails are infrequent, and your information remains confidential. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Are Any Muertitas Available for Purchase?
For finished pieces, check my shop's Sculptures section. If it's empty or none of the available pieces resonate with you, subscribe to my mailing list for the latest updates.
What Inspired These?
I had prior experience with sculpture, but previously, my pieces were personal and not intended for public display. In August 2012, the San Fernando Valley-based artist collective 11:11 A Creative Collective initiated a challenge for artists to create pieces from styrofoam heads for a group show called Heads Will Roll. Inspired by the open call, I sculpted one of the characters from an unpublished story. These sculptures gained popularity, surpassing recognition of my other artworks.
Will we know about this unpublished story?
Absolutely! I intend to publish it, but I'm still working on its completion. To receive updates on its progress, subscribe to my mailing list.
Where can I donate to support you?
I'm grateful for the inquiries about supporting my art, leading to the creation of a Donations section on my site. If you appreciate my work and wish to contribute to materials like copper foil or colored pencils, theDonations page was designed especially for you. Every contribution, no matter the size, makes a difference. Thank you for your kindness and support.
Are you offering art mentorships or internships?
Currently, I don't have the availability to take on students. However, I'm curious about how you discovered my work. Feel free to drop me a message via the contact form.