"Dia de Los Muertos Bench" 2014, Artist: Wes Horn, Located at Ace Hardware, 4th and G Streets, Davis, California

Skeletal Man
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One the side of the bench, a skeletal man held out a cob of corn to a skirted skeletal woman.


Dia de Los Muertos Bench 2015 external link   •  Artist: Wes Horn external link   •  Located at Ace Hardware external link   •  4th and G Streets external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 12:21:52 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 7 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5173
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In The Parking Lot
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The "Dia de Los Muertos Bench" was located in the parking lot for Ace Hardware.


Dia de Los Muertos Bench 2015 external link   •  Artist: Wes Horn external link   •  Located at Ace Hardware external link   •  4th and G Streets external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 12:21:35 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 7 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5171
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Highly Decorated
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The bench was highly decorated with designs that related to the Mexican Day Of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos) celebration.


Dia de Los Muertos Bench 2015 external link   •  Artist: Wes Horn external link   •  Located at Ace Hardware external link   •  4th and G Streets external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 12:21:41 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 7 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5172
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The Sign
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A sign embedded in the sidewalk read:

Dia de los Muertos Bench
Interactive Transmedia Sculpture
Created by Wes Horn
In memory of Michael Allen Hanks Baxter
and Sammie Bee Young 2015
Powered by XtremeSignPost


Dia de Los Muertos Bench 2014 external link   •  Artist: Wes Horn external link   •  Located at Ace Hardware external link   •  4th and G Streets external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 12:21:18 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 7 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5169
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A Skull
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The front back of the bench featured a floral eyed skull surrounded by insects, a bird, flowers and cactus.


Dia de Los Muertos Bench 2015 external link   •  Artist: Wes Horn external link   •  Located at Ace Hardware external link   •  4th and G Streets external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 12:22:00 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 7 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5174
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The Seat
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The seat of the bench was a repeating tile mosaic pattern.


Dia de Los Muertos Bench 2015 external link   •  Artist: Wes Horn external link   •  Located at Ace Hardware external link   •  4th and G Streets external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 12:22:08 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 7 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5175
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Lower Front
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The lower front of the bench featured skeletal hands holding a heart. To one side, two skeletal people walked a skeletal dog. On the other side, two skeletal people rode bicycles. Notice that the skeletal bike riders wore helmets for safety.


Dia de Los Muertos Bench 2015 external link   •  Artist: Wes Horn external link   •  Located at Ace Hardware external link   •  4th and G Streets external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 12:22:16 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 7 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5176
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The Back
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The back of the "Dia de Los Muertos" bench showed an upright guitar with a woman at its base. The words along the top translated into: The life of the dead endures in the memory of the living.


Dia de Los Muertos Bench 2015 external link   •  Artist: Wes Horn external link   •  Located at Ace Hardware external link   •  4th and G Streets external link   •  Davis, California external link   •  Nikon D300s Camera, f/2.8 35-70mm Nikon Lens   •  (Date Photographed: 12:22:29 Friday 18 October 2019)   •  (Date Published: Tuesday 7 January 2020)   •  © 2020 Bryan Costales Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License #C19_5177
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