Last week I was in Oaxaca and saw an inspiring show about Indigo at the Museo de Textil (Textile Museum). It was called Intervention Indigo, by Laura Anderson Barbata, The work was beautiful, breathtaking and political. Here is a statement about the show:
Here are snapshots from the show. It is hard to convey the scale. Many of these pieces are HUGE.
Here is a link to the Intervention Indigo video on YouTube. Watch it to see the scale of the costumes and the ideas. It is exhilerating.
Kudos to Laura Anderson Barbata and to Chris Walker, the Brooklyn Jumbies and Jarana Beat.
If you are hungry to see more indigo, please click on this link to a post I wrote last year about a show at the SeattleArt Museum: Mood Indigo
Stripes are simple and satisfying. They speak for themselves, so there are very few words in this post.
Russian machine woven stripes from the 19th century:
Hudson Bay stripes:Characters in my paintings often wear striped clothing:
They are in good company.
It is as satisfying to wear stripes in life as in art.
Babe Ruth (photo by Nickolas Muray):
Jean Paul Gaultier:
and finally a prisoner in the Louisiana Correctional Institute for Women, St. Gabriel photographed by Deborah Luster in 1988:
I wish I knew her name.
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