WATCH: San Antonio printmaker discusses meaning behind Day of the Dead designs

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SAN ANTONIO – A printmaker and educator at The University of Texas at San Antonio has crafted one of the large skulls that’ll be displayed around downtown for Day of the Dead.

Juan Mora gives us a closer look at what goes into his printmaking process and what the meanings are behind his designs.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum recently selected five of Mora’s prints for their permanent collection.

“This is something incredible and I’m really excited to represent UTSA, San Antonio and mi gente,” Mora said.

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RJ Marquez has been at KSAT since 2010. He's covered a variety of stories and events across the San Antonio area, and is the lead reporter for KSAT Explains. He also covers the Spurs for on-air and digital platforms. You can see RJ regularly on KSAT Explains and Good Morning San Antonio. He also writes a weekly Spurs newsletter.

Steve Spriester started at KSAT in 1995 as a general assignments reporter. Now, he anchors the station's top-rated 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.