This wearable breastplate by blog author Christine Palamidessi is mostly inspired by the exhibit “Future Beauty: 30 Years of Japanese Fashion” that was at the Peabody Essex Museum ( Salem, MA) last winter….especially the strapped clothing by Japanese designers Tao Kurihara and Rei Kawakubo. Of course in addition to Japanese art, there is more homage being paid —-1 cotton strapping is Iyengar Yoga straps straight from Pune, India ..2. The sculpture itself hearkens back to the Greeks and Romans ideals.
I re-consecrate and re-mythologize as much about then & now and about us humans as possible. (Wondering: will all be lost in the maze of fake news, etc?) I do it with art in the company of other artists who are making narratives, history, words and images tangible ...we hold hope. My preferred medium is paper; it becomes the layer between the visible and invisible worlds-- on sculpture, drawing and printmaking. In this Wordpress blog I would like to share, entertain and to connect with like-minded spirits.