2022 THETA EPSILON
ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY
MARIGOLDS INSTALLATION 2021
A DAY OF THE DEAD COLLABORATIVE ART PIECE BY
SIGMA DELTA PI AND ASU STUDENTS
Carla León Celaya, treasurer of the Theta Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Delta Pi and a doctoral student in the Department of Spanish, devised and produced a piece of ephemeral art built throughout Monday, November 1st, with more than 300 students, teachers, and members from the ASU community.
This creative and performative activity in Hayden Library allowed presented information about the marigold flower and its relation with the Day of the Dead and the global reach of the celebration.
In addition, it opened new connections between the Hispanic world and the rest of the vast international community of ASU. The brief gesture of selecting a flower and placing it on the frame along the name of a deceased loved one produced constellations of meanings and emotions. From Honduras to India, marigolds are part of different rituals, offerings, and celebrations. In permanent conversation with the participants, we have learned from all of those who shared anecdotes, stories, and reflections sparked by the yellow flower.
To see more pictures visit Theta Epsilon’s website
About the Frida Kahlo Award
First established in 2006 to recognize a chapter’s outstanding website, it was updated in 2022 to recognize yearly an active chapter for its outstanding submission as accepted by the Executive Committee for inclusion in Sigma Delta Pi’s Museo Virtual Ruth H. Barnes. Submissions must appropriately reflect historical aspects of Sigma Delta Pi at either the local chapter or national levels.