“The fabric for this dress was hand painted by an artist on silk Plisse chiffon .
It was part of a collection I did back near the millennium that had a decidedly nautical theme….
I wanted this gown to look like the water on the sea shimmering and glistening and undulating in beautiful natural shades of deep sea blue aquamarine and seafoam.
Ultimately I lined the fabric with a layer of gleaming silver sequins on navy blue silk tulle to give it the shimmering rippling effect it has when worn……
This veiling effect of covering otherwise sparkly Pailettes and crystals with sheer silks is one I often use when creating gowns for women
and trying to achieve the effect of radiating, glowing and shimmering from the inside out.”
“The Ruched silk gauze pale aqua gown was part of a collection I did for spring 2001 in New York.
The collection was a goddess themed collection and though Goddess imagery and inspiration
has been a part of all my collections this particular spring 2001 collection was dedicated to a more literal translation and less abstract incarnation of the actual goddess.
I used many pale shades including silvers nudes whites and a few very pale aquatic colors like this pale aqua marine which is lined in a silver stretch tulle
that gives it a magical shimmering affect almost like the inside of the shell.
I had tiny dyed-to -match shells embroidered on the center of the gown that give it a textural,
fringy effect and create a charming delicate sound when a woman moves in it ……
almost like a chandelier makes when it’s crystals touch .
For me, it’s always about creating something a bit heightened,
a bit aspirational for a woman to feel truly elevated and empowered and strong!”
“The Gold leafed jersey fabric I used to create this sensual gown felt like an opportunity to create something sexy and strong at once!
It has a very open low-cut back and a crisscross front quality all draped to create an illusion of being one with Rulan’s skin and body
and reflecting the light beautifully and allowing her to glow like a golden Icon!
I accented the under bust empire line with the row of freshwater sea pearls
all different yet very organic in shape to punctuate, contrast and anchor the gown to the body.”
“Hawks are said to have a vision that is about eight times more acute than humans with good eyesight (as good as 20/2).
This is because of many photoreceptors in the retina (Up to 1,000,000 per square mm, against 200,000 for humans),
a very high number of nerves connecting the receptors to the brain, a second set of eye muscles not found in other animals,
and an indented fovea which magnifies the central part of the visual field.”
From the site Beauty of Birds
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Part of the profits after printing cost will go to Dancing Earth & to The New Mexico Wildlife Center
$550.00 + Shipping
20 x 24 Archival Ink Jet Print
Printed by Master Printer Robert Erlichman of Art Guild Press
Blessings of the Earth & Sky,
© Esperanza Culture Productions 2016
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