Talk about a perfect marriage of my tastes! Holiday glitz and glam combined with my darker, morbid side.

Rafael Vanitas

Rafael Diaz takes ordinary Christmas tree ornaments – the balls you can find in any Target, Walmart or Dollar Store in America – and transforms them into something extraordinary. I would decorate an entire tree with these babies – except for the fact that I’d be mocking Diaz’s own message in a grand way. Intended to be a statement on the commercialism and vicious consumer aspect of our culture, Diaz certainly makes quite a statement with these pieces.