Making fun of death is the custom for Day of the Dead, and Marina Pallares portrays her as a drunken dancer balancing tequila bottles on her head. Pallares presents her as the number 12 card in her original interpretation of Mexico's loter√≠a, a unique version of the classic bingo game featuring traditional images. The loteria made its appearance in the second half of the 18th century, and it is still a favorite at schools, fairs, carnivals and festivals. 'I grew up in Jalisco, known for the production of tequila from agave plants, and as a child I used to play loter√≠a all the time. These two facts inspired me to create the 'Tequila Lotto' series,' confides Pallares, who credits the influence of Leopoldo M√©ndez and Jos√© Guadalupe Posada in her work. She masters aquafortis and aquatint etching techniques to create this eloquent composition.
Titled 'Loteria tequilera' in Spanish
- Ink on Liberon paper
- 0 oz
- 6 inches W x 7.8 inches H