|Freezer paper mask of cat mola design|
I spent a lot of time this week in the studio working up some designs for the Latin American Influences class. For inspiration, I looked at the textiles I own and poured over books of ancient Peruvian weavings and Guatemalan huipiles.
I love the strange god figures in the ancient textiles and all the animal motifs that form Escher-like designs. There are definitely some future cloth figures coming from these inspirations. But in the meantime, the focus is on the class.
|Freezer paper stencils and carved blocks of animal motifs|
I designed and cut some freezer paper masks and stencils based on my molas. I'm brainstorming different ways to create mola designs with block prints, masks and stencils (and combinations of the three). I'm excited to see what discoveries arise out of my experiments. A lot of fabric printing must be accomplished this weekend.