Scherezade Garcia | The Art Newspaper

Artist designs Día de los Muertos altar in Brooklyn for those who died during the pandemic

New Yorkers are invited to leave a remembrance of loved ones at Scherezade Garcia’s ofrenda at Green-Wood Cemetery.

A communal ofrenda, a family altar dedicated to dead loved ones, has been installed by the Dominican-born artist Scherezade Garcia at Brooklyn’s Green-Wood Cemetery to give New Yorkers a chance to mourn anyone they may have lost over the past year, when the coronavirus has disrupted how families can gather even for funerals. “One thing that has been so hard about this pandemic is that people haven’t been able to say goodbye properly,” Garcia told the news site Bklynr.

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