Ropa Pintada is the second 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 a richly colorful piece with white vertical stripes that echo the stripes that often appear in the traditional huipils.
Medium: Screen printing on recycled plastic bags, sewing, cutting
Size: 60 x 49 x 6″ Date: 2021