The Art of Stephanie Buscema


Santa Muerte 8-Inch Dunny collab with Kidrobot! Launching 9/13


Launching Friday, September 13th @ 10am MT! My Santa Muerte Dunny collab with Kidrobot will be released in two colorways: Protection (black – available at retailers worldwide) and Love (red – exclusive to , and I couldn’t be more excited to see these become a real thing!

Santa Muerte is a deity with many names. “Our Holy Mother of Death,” “Lady of Night,” “Lady of Shadows,” and “The Bony Lady” are just a few. She’s a highly revered deity in Mexico with millions of followers despite being condemned by the Catholic Church as “satanic” and misaligned with church teachings. Nevertheless, she persists.

The origins of Santa Muerte have been a topic of intense debate but despite her recent surge in popularity, the Bony Lady has been around for centuries – usually wearing a robe and usually holding a scythe. Most believe her existence to be the result of pre-Columbian Mesoamerican religion melding with colonial Spanish culture. Or more specifically, the combining of the Aztec goddess of death, Mictecacihuatl and the traditional Grim Reaper figure that Catholic missionaries had regarded as the embodiment of death.


In modern times, Santa Muerte is worshipped as a figure of protection and her representations are rich with symbolism. The scythe, for example, is often interpreted as a tool which cuts off negative energies or influences. Or, as a harvesting tool, might also symbolize hope and prosperity. It typically has a long handle, indicating that it can reach anywhere.

It was an honor to be able to work on these, the biggest thanks to my partner Rob Harrigan, who I collaborated with on the custom packaging design for this Dunny. And the Kidrobot team, for seeing this project through!

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Stephanie Buscema