News

San Antonio artist carves Selena inspired pumpkin

The pumpkin features the "Queen of Cumbia" for Dia de Los Muertos.

A San Antonio artist showed off his Selena inspired pumpkin via his Instagram account this week.

Arthur Alaquinez usually carves out portraits of retired San Antonio Spurs players but this time he wanted to do something different. He wanted to honor the “Queen of Cumbia” for the Dia de Los Muertos holiday.

Follow Tejano Nation on Instagram

The artist told mySA.com he wanted to make something to recognize the Mexican holiday, which observes late loved ones. He said he couldn’t think of a better muse to incorporate than the Tejano legend who died in 1995.

Alaquinez used a rotary tool to carve the magnificent detail into the “jack-o-lantern” using a photo of Selena taken in 1994 during a school visit. The original photo shows the late Latin music icon wearing gold hoop earrings with a beautiful smile holding a bouquet of roses.

Like Tejano Nation on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel to keep up with everything Tejano. Listen to new Tejano music first with our playlists on Spotify and Soundcloud.



Advertisements

0 comments on “San Antonio artist carves Selena inspired pumpkin

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.