Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Dusting and Displaying My Josefina Aguilar Collection

 I have a very big project this week.  I need to dust and organize all my clay figures before guests arrive this weekend.
 This is my Josefina Aguilar collection.  I focused mainly on Frida Kahlo figurines.  
I love each and every one of them!
 "Josefina Aguilar is a Mexican folk artist from Ocatlan, Oaxaca. She is best known for her small clay figurines, called muñecas, an art form she learned from her mother. Aguilar uses red clay to create depictions of everyday village activities, religious and folkloric scenes, famous figures and special Day of the Dead statues. Collectors of her work include Nelson Rockefeller, who discovered her work on a trip to Oaxaca in 1975 as well as repeat visitors to Oaxaca, who come to see her latest work."(from Wikapedia)
 I have Diego, Frida's hubby in a few of my pieces.
 The colour they add to a room is wonderful!
They'll be in a glass case by the end of the week.  
Safe, protected, lit and ready to be admired!