Tuesday, 1 October 2013

"Menina de Favela e Água"

And here she is!
The Little Girl I met in Belem, Brazil 40 years ago.

photo of the slide photo I took all those years ago.

Re-interpreted


"Menina de Favela e Água"
W-55cm x H - 105cm
or "Little Girl of the Slums and Water"
if you must have it in English instead of Portuguese.

And here is a detail

And I have made her big enough for Festival of Quilts. So, already ahead of the game for that for a change! Even though I just made the deadline for Water, Water!
If it gets in, you can see her in person in Henley in November.


Here is the statement I sent with the entry form.
Vivid memories of Belem, Brazil as a teen; particularly the favelas.
A little girl with a leaky water can on her head.
Living in a palafita (stilt house)... over water but no drinking water.

Cotton, linen, rusted and hand dyes overdyed with indigo,
colour catcher, Sharpie® and colour pencil.

I am adding this to Nina-Marie's Off the Wall Friday.

3 comments:

LA Paylor said...

I like the water interpretation and sky fabric. Very interesting.
LeeAnna Paylor

Regina B Dunn said...

Wonderful interpretation of the photo.

Heather P said...

I love it!