Dallas : Texas created “La COVID” a catrina to honor health workers

Inspiration to create art can come at any time, even during this pandemic.

In Fort Worth, Texas, a Mexican artist created a catrina more than 6 feet high, to pay tribute to the heroes of this pandemic, the workers in the health sector.

For this reason, “La Covid” is a nurse that Miguel Martin, originally from Yucatan, Mexico, has been working with for more than two months.

” I wanted to somehow represent the hard work that doctors and nurses have done in hospitals when the pandemic started. And I want it to be a message of hope, says the artist who is dedicated to building catrinas for the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead.

The sculpture has a face with a mask and gloves to avoid catching it. She also carries a world, without borders in her hands and with red dots that represent the points of contagion.

Miguel Martin won the first ever Day of the Dead festival in Dallas as the best catrin in the parade.