Feb 26, 2015

SMALL IS BETTER OR LESS IS MORE?

Since January 1, I've been seduced, mesmerized, and energized by the small and the simple. The found and the worked. Huipils of paper, canvas, tiny objects, collage, lace and ephemera of every sort, have been my steady and ongoing fascination. At first, I was making them to take to Oaxaca, to bestow upon anyone I might meet and need a little "thank you" for. 






But I also decided to create one a day, that would not be left in Oaxaca. Now that I have almost completed my second month, I feel like I'm giving birth to something... something that is bigger than me, that is teaching me little things along the way. Like being present and open to whatever appears in my path. A store receipt, a food package, an unknown article in the street, a memory / fragment discovered while searching for a different thing entirely. This is what makes a commitment worthwhile, and even, powerful. Here are some of my favorites of January and February.














None are more than 8", most are around 4x6". This way, they're quite manageable to continue, as I prepare to leave for a month. Creating them on the road will be a challenge and a joy, stay tuned for yet another month in the "365 small huipils" series.