Ten Little Weavings
Emerging NYC-based artist Lala Abaddon’s journey through the art world started with analog photography and poetry. The idea of creating works that carry more than one story always fascinated her, and Abaddon felt like she found the answer when she wove her first piece. Interested in the process of deconstruction and reconstruction, she decided to cut up multiple existing photographs and weave them into new images.
As Abaddon discovered, these pieces concealed the original photographs within the new, abstract compositions. They also had a unique texture that added a whole different dimension to flat photo prints. Soon enough, the works started getting bigger and the patterns started getting more complex and elaborate. Her initial woven works began as 8 by 10 inch pieces, hand cut using a ruler and a box cutter. Abaddon is now using a stationary rail cutter and has recently finished creating a composition that is comprised of two 30 by 40 inch weaves. This work, along with a couple of other new ones, will be exhibited at a group show organized by Mecka NYC opening tomorrow at Hotel Particulier. Read more on Hi-Fructose.
Mayan Influences on current Guatemalan Culture
Whilst looking into Guatemala’s prominent mayan history i wanted to see what influences current day Guatemala still had mayan culture.
there is a clear contrast between the poor mayan villages in the rural highlands, and the urban and relatively wealthy Mestizos population. (combination of european and native american)
They are very small and colourful dolls that a person (usually a child) who cannot sleep due to worrying cab express their worries to and then place it under their pillow before going to sleep. According to folk law, the doll is thought to worry in the person place, thereby permitting the person to sleep peacefully.
They are known for their brightly coloured yarn-based textiles, which are woven into capes, skirts, shirts, blouses and dresses. each village has its own distinctive pattern, making it possible to distinguish a persons home town.