Human skulls have been part of the Mexican culture since the pre-colonial time. In the celebration of Día de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead, we use skulls to remember our loved ones. This is still important to us, not only because they remind us that we are still alive, but also to honour their lives. Calaverita is an allegory to life and death since one can’t exist without the other. This analogy is represented in the piece. The extinction of the candle gives life to the piece, not only creating the form of the skull but also creating the layers of colours, flowers and decor in the piece. The representation of this is the celebration of death in life.