Giant Skeletons Emerge From A Street In Mexico City


San Pedro Tláhuac Tradicional

Huge skeletons have “came to life” from a street in Mexico City. Celebrating the Day of the Dead, the sculptures have become the centre of attention in the whole Tlahuac neighbourhood.

They measure over 11 feet wide and 7 feet tall, and set the tone for the important annual festival during which the locals honour the lives of the departed.

More: Facebook h/t: boredpanda


San Pedro Tláhuac Tradicional

Piles of crumbled concrete at the places where the skeletons are connected to the street perfectly create the illusion that the undead are bursting through the asphalt.


Jaén Cartonería

The lively sculptures were created by Jaén Cartonería, a family team of artisans who have been embracing the tradition for the past eight years.


Metro Tacubaya

Jaén Cartonería used papier-mâché to create the sculptures and painted them in a way that makes it look that the skeletons are smiling.


Metro Tacubaya

The Day of the Dead holiday has family and friends gathering to pray for and remember the loved ones who have died, supporting their spiritual journey. Interestingly, in Mexican culture, death is viewed as a natural part of the human cycle. Therefore, Mexicans view this multi-day holiday not as a day of sadness but as a day of happiness, since their loved ones come to celebrate with them.


Jaén Cartonería


Jaén Cartonería


Jaén Cartonería


Jaén Cartonería


Jaén Cartonería


Jaén Cartonería


Jaén Cartonería


Raymundo Medina Jaen


Raymundo Medina Jaen

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Leave Your Comment Below

More Inspiring Stories

Korean Artist Transforms Well-Known Products Into Origami Miniatures
Cake and Bake Show in London
"Swords In Rock": The Colossal Sculpture By Fritz Røed
The Porcelain Figurines Project – The Culmination Of High-Speed Photography
Art Installation ‘Intimate Vestiges’ – A Different Kind Of Room
This Russian Girl Uses Make Up To Perfectly Turn Into Celebrities
This AI-Generated Sculpture Is Made From The Shredded Remains Of The Computer That Designed It
Modern Magnetic Neckties That Conveniently Attach To Magnetic Knots For Easily Interchangeable Styles
Big-Jacket Memes Are Coming To An Instagram Near You
Brilliant & Colossal Sand Drawings By Sam Dougados
This Baker Turned Chernobyl And The Oklahoma City Bombing Into Cakes
Ed Gein Style Horror Jacket Is The Most Terrifying Jacket Ever
Artist Makes Awesome Flat Cat Stair Runner Rug Inspired by "Tom and Jerry"
This Artist Made A Collection Of Farm Animal Sculptures From Unconventional Materials Like Shoes, Mops, And Leather Bags
This Hip, New Trend Makes Your Fingernails Look Like Shattered Glass
The 20 Brands With The Most Loyal Customers
The Bizarre Looking Of Henry VIII’s Horned Helmet, c.1511-1514
The Delicate 3D Embroidery Of Justyna Wolodkiewicz
A Towering Wooden Sculpture By Daniel Popper Welcomes Beachgoers In Tulum
"I See Faces": Artist Ilan Adar Creates Amazing Stone Portraits
Artist Leaves His Paintings For People To Find After Getting Rejected By Art Galleries
Funny Doormats That Will Make You Look Twice
Bolivian Artist Roberto Mamani Decorated A Multifamily Buildings in La Paz, Bolivia
Artist Smashes Glass Storefront With A Hammer And Creates Amazing Art
This Instagram Page Showcases Incredible Design Solutions
Through The Looking Glass: Designer Created Futuristic Silk Scarves Inspired By The Expressive Refraction Of Shape And Colours
Spray Painting Multiple Layers Of Acrylic Glass
Artist Beth Cavener Creates Terrible Animal Sculptures You'll Never Forget
These Super Realistic Custom-Made Pet Replica Masks Are A Sweet Spot Between Cute And Frightening