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Mario Saulo Moreno- Master Paper Mache and Wire Artist

Kevin August 28th, 2010

Deep in the mountains of Michoacan near the border of the state of Mexico is a magical village that has become very famous for its folk art.  The artists of Tlapujahua, Michoacan draw their inspirations from the surrounding nature and ancient traditions that this village clings too.

Mario Moreno is the sone of Saulo Moreno one of the grandmasters of the day of the dead paper mache figures.  His whimsical sculptures bring skeletons back to life.  Day of the dead in Mexico is a time for reflection, to remember loved ones who have passed on.  We remember the good times, laugh about adventure and expirences and so it is not a morbid ceremony of death but rather a way of celebrating life.