Campus: Los Angeles

Consuelo Flores
Los Angeles

Day of the Dead Altarista Uses Grief, Justice, and Joy as Her Medium

Early in the month of October, the Los Angeles home of MFA alum Consuelo G. Flores becomes an explosion of boxes and bins, ornate paper flowers, and bolts of colorful fabric. This is when her busy time begins. The artist, writer, and advocate will spend the following weeks preparing to build altars for Day of the Dead celebrations—a practice she began as a teenager.

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