Wading through the bulk of them churned up all kinds of memories, and also realizations. I remember that once they were sent, I would be on pins and needles, waiting to hear if I, ie. my work, was accepted or rejected. It was always personal back then, and I didn't share my trepidation with many people. It was another hidden emotion I carried.
The realization was my current satisfaction with myself, my art, and all that I have achieved and experienced in my life. Even if I don't feel it 100% of the time, it's something I strive for.
So naturally, a huipil is in the works, one that will speak about all these beautiful metaphors:
Acceptance, Rejection, Transparency, Submission, and because the slides are tied together, it will also represent the Threads that bind us together, because I believe we all have issues surrounding at least some of the themes.
|Huipil from Aguacatán, Guatemala, satin, applique, metallic ribbon|
Above is the huipil I am inspired to create, although mine will be quite a bit larger than life-size. I have a start on some of the colors, which will be a bit different. Right now, it's all about drilling the holes, tying the strips, painting the slides..... the tedious part of a potentially fabulous piece! It will be on exhibition at Bellas Artes, El Nigromante, here in San Miguel beginning February 4, 2016.