Dusty Diablos: Folklore, Iconography, Assemblage, Ole!

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F+W Media, Inc., Mar 2, 2010 - Art - 146 pages
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Assemblage ole!

Bring your artistic yearnings and sense of adventure along on a journey to the land of Dusty Diablos. Inspiration seeps from every page, and inside here you'll find: a tasty mix of ancient folklore (from the ancient metropolis of Teotihuacán to the miracle witnessed by Juan Diego); colorful pop culture (who knew that Western-Horror was its own film genre or that there's an entire island overrun with misfit dolls?) and informative art-making how-tos (like the Tricky Burnt Paper Routine and crafting your own Nicho). Join author Michael deMeng on an artist's pilgrimage south of the border and experience a culture as rich as it is beautiful and as genuine and down-to-earth as it is humorous and fascinating. While being mesmerized by all the amazing assemblage pieces, you also learn such nifty things as:

  • Mixing up Michael's favorite paint washes to achieve "rusty" results in your own work
  • Crafting your own slithering serpent
  • Creating miniature story boxes
  • Aging bottle caps with beer and so much more!
Indulge your senses and come along for a trip through crowded marketplaces, a thrilling taxicab ride and the intoxicating festivities of Dia de los Muertos and discover the allure of Dusty Diablos. You might not want to leave.
 

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Contents

A Gringo in Mexico
7
Bottle Cap Milagros
9
La Llorona
17
Ex Voto
29
Dia De Los Muertos
39
Anima Sola
47
Chicle
52
Luchador
57
Quetzacoatl
83
La Nina de las Posadas
92
Tigre
96
Mezcal
101
San Miguel
107
Nichos
113
El Corazon
123
Our Lady
127

Soledad
60
Taxicab Shrine
63
Solar Disk
69
Frida
71
Donaji
76
El Diablo
133
Loteria Cards
139
Index
142
Untitled
143
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About the author (2010)

Michael deMeng is the author of Secrets of Rusty Things and an accomplished assemblage artist in the mixed-media world. His commissioned works span the globe and Michael teaches sold-out workshops across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Italy and Australia.

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