Lucia Herrera Fortin - October 2009

October 19 through November 15 in the side window

“Dia de los Muertos, 2009”

Dia de los Muertos (The Day of the Dead) is an extremely focused tradition in Chicago’s Latin Community.  This“ofrenda” is an installation piece in which I express and demonstrate love for those who have passed on.  This traditional ofrenda/altar is for my father, Nemecio Herrera who died when I was 9 years old.

The installation work is consistent with Dia de los Muertos, November 2nd.

I believe that the Humboldt Park/Logan Square community will appreciate the traditional style.  I grew up on PulaskiRd. and appreciate the opportunity to give back a bit of myself in this window installation on Armitage Ave.