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Dream Creatures
© Sue Maravelas

Dream Creatures

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Silently the vibrant, fierce-looking creatures prowled through Cantigny Park in August 2022. What were they? They were imaginary creatures inspired by Mexican folklore called alebrijes – pronounced ah-leh-bree-hehz. They originated from the vivid dreams of Mexican artist Pedro Linares. These types of sculpture depict a blending of characteristics from more than one animal. The 2017 Disney/Pixar film Coco gave a glimpse of these traditional sculptures. The 48 alebrijes on exhibit at the park were created by six artists from Mexico City. These artists participate annually in “La Noche de los Alebrijes,” (Night of the Alebrijes), a parade and festival in Mexico City. My sister really enjoyed viewing this unique display of “dream creatures” in person.


© Sue Maravelas

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This is such a pretty page and your photos are amazing!  I really enjoyed your journaling and reading about this place and creatures.   I like the soft but colorful background you chose and your extraction and that guy leading into the page is great!     Hope you are doing well, Sue.  

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