Featured Artist: La Dama Luna

Featured in Tomb In Bloom group exhibit

Meet featured artist La Dama Luna

La Dama Luna is a collection of drawings and dark decor inspired by feelings of nostalgia, mourning, cryptids, tarot, nightmares, and Mexican folk tales.

Luna was born and raised in Aguascalientes, Mexico. She was forever captivated with cautionary tales, stories of monsters and old wives’ tales. This along with her affinity for the beauty of nostalgia and a romanticizing for mourning and dark themes permeates her illustration and photography. She began drawing very young, as soon as she was able to hold a pencil. Her discovery of black and white charcoal opened a world of possibilities as she learned to manipulate the medium as painters manipulate acrylic or oil paints. This gives her the ability to render incredible lighting, detail and feeling on her drawings which gives them a painting-like feel.

She began experimenting with digital photography at the age of 19 and was fascinated with the possibilities and flexibility of the medium. Her photography has been refined over the years to display gloomy, softly haunted worlds and bend reality with in-camera tricks. Some of her biggest artistic influences are José Guadalupe Posada, Pedro Linares López, H.R. Giger, Hieronymous Bosch, Desiree Dolron, and Caravaggio.