An homenaje to all things wondrous and wild this time of year in our corner of the world --loosely inspired by the folktale of the disobedient young lady seduced by the devil at a community dance. Here, the Lord of Mictlán's appearance transcends centuries: skull face and long warrior hair under a classic fedora hat and East L.A. pachuco suit.
The scene is the iconic historical shrine, El Tiradito (The Castaway) - often regarded as the heartbeat of Tucson, decorated for El Dia de los Muertos.
Ancient deities rule... shining through the moon. But La Virgen de Guadalupe lives on... here on a ball cap that could have been left by a thankful border-crosser. (La Virgen, is everywhere in the Borderlands.)
As an afterthought, I added a curious little dog, following the trail of marigold petals.
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