How do you begin aDRESSing the situation about the murders in Juarez, Mexico?
I sent out an e-mail to family and friends informing them about the situation and requested dresses from each one of them.
The goal 400
Each one representing the life of a murdered women of Juarez, Mexico that has been found.
Just like our lives, the dresses are stitched together, touching and overlapping one another.
All 400 dresses are entombed into a female form that bursts from all the lives wrongly swiped away.
My mom, Glam-Ma brought me a dress for the project. It seemed to stand alone. Like many of the women of Juarez, Mexico I sew for a living. In spite of the fact it can feel like a sweatshop at times, there is no point of comparison. Wedding dresses is what I seem to be working on the most lately. It struck me that many of these young women were not yet married. So I placed the dress amongst scrapes from altered wedding dresses.
This one came in from a friend, Julie Polson. It too was a stand alone, so I'm mailing it on it's own. She told me she had used stamps from the collection given to her from her Grandmother. They are all women. Take note of the one used for the head. The inscription says," She gave her life".
How perfectly, perfect is that?
Monica, thank you for creating such a buzz about this very important cause.
You can see more art aDRESSing the situation here.