In Greek, “Δώρο” means “gift” and what better gift can nature give us than that of spring? And to celebrate spring, I made this huipil dress using a tulip filled secondhand t-shirt for the bodice. The body of the dress is made from a piece of white cotton covered with drawings of a woman holding a flower. She is just waiting for someone she can give it to.
“Stigmas & Stamens” Muy Marcottage hupil made from secondhand clothing that’s been embroidered and painted
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Chiara Pilar modeling the Muy Marcottage Huipil “Burka” at Pont des Arts, Paris
Marina van Koesveld is a magical thinker. With her thoughts she’s able to create new realities. When Marina was younger, she’d dress as Frida (long before the craze) maybe because the two had much in common. Both are painters. And both are sensual with long dark hair and eyes that can perforate you like laser beams.
So last summer I asked Marina if she’d model some of my huipiles in a Frida-like way and, always eager to play, she contented me.
Here she is wearing the huipil dress One Drop Makes Many Ripples. The dress is made from a second hand cloth that, maybe, was used as a towel.
“Flowing” in and out of the dress is a strand of pieced cloth. The fabric design reminded me of drops of water so I embroidered the phrase One Drop Makes Many Ripples around the collar.
The motion of everyday life creates ripples—one action produces other actions. Thus ripples connect us one to the other. That’s why it’s important to be aware that our actions—be they physical or psychological—affect the lives of those around us.
Ripples are everywhere.