Ropa Blanca is the first in a series of pieces inspired by the traditional women’s blouses worn in Southern Mexico (Oaxaca and Chiapas) and Guatemala. Indigenous women have woven and embroidered these garments for thousands of years. I created this form using photos of huipils that I saw at the Textile Museum in Chiapas as well as images of Frida Kahlo’s clothing collection. This piece is mostly a monochromatic white piece with colorful vertical stripes that echo the stripes that often appear in the traditional huipils.Ropa Blanca is on exhibit at the Van Gogh Art Gallery in Madrid, Spain and was just exhibited at the (UN)Fair in Milan in April 2022.
Medium: Screen printing on recycled plastic bags, sewing, cutting
Size: 148 x 57 x 2″ Date: 2020