ANYMYSTIK

Anthropomorphic Abstract Fish Masks

Anymystik Wearable Art Modern Mayan Headdresses

Materials: Reed, Wire, Painted Cloth, Embroidery & Quilting.

Morning Glory Vines Flower Fruit

Anymystik Digital Design Print on Satin

Art Swatch: Dimensions: 15” x 11”  &  Fabric Yardage: Dimensions: 54” x 48”
Materials: paint, silk, thread, sequin.   Technique: sewing, Photoshop, embroidery, patchwork.

Blue Birds Bloom Fruit & Flowers

Anymystik Digital Design Print on Satin

Art Swatch: Dimensions: 15” x 11”   &    Fabric Yardage: Dimensions: 54” x 48”
Materials: satin, silk, thread, paint.  Technique: sewing, Photoshop, embroidery, patchwork.

MAYAN MODERN WEARABLE ART

 Sunrise Seeds & Vines Bloom

Anymystik Digital Design Print on Satin

Art Swatch: Dimensions: 15” x 11”  &   Fabric Yardage: Dimensions: 54” x 48”
Materials: satin, paint, thread, sequin.   Technique: sewing, Photoshop, embroidery, quilting, patchwork.

 Passionflower Fruit

Anymystik Digital Design Print on Satin

​Art Swatch: Dimensions: 15” x 11”  &   Fabric Yardage: Dimensions: 54” x 48”
Materials: paint, silk, thread, sequin.  Technique: sewing, Photoshop, embroidery, patchwork.

HIBISCUS HEADDRESS &  DAISY SUGARSKULL NECKERCHIEF

Headdress: Painted cloth, Wire, ​ HANDWOVEN Palm Tree Bark

Neckerchief: Quilted, painted, embroidered cloth with embellishments

Coral Reed Sunrise Sculpture & Fabric Print

Fabric Print: Cotton Satteen digital design image reproduction of sculpture

Sculpture: Fabric over reed and wire. Painted with colorful latex.

Since my graduate studies assignment at the University of California Davis in the department of Agriculture & Environmental Design I have researched and reinterpreted the textile art imagery, culture and costume created by Gulf Coast Mayan Indians of southern Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and Belize from 1000 BC- 1000 AD. Through interdisciplinary research, bringing together historic, economic and geographic perspectives that explores the representation of female labor function, environmental design symbolism, and personal identification of women’s costumes. The use of class as the main social category to determine the trajectory of fictional costume narratives in women’s gender roles, work identities and material construction of cloth is researched in relationship to art, religion, science and cultural clothing manifestations. Also, combining sociological concepts of Anthropomorphism, Realism, Nahualism and Costumbrismo of design mannerisms and customs, found in female hierarchy of clothing as seen in artifact samples, folklore, mural reliefs and illustrations. 

Currently, I develop custom fabric prints starting with surface design illustrations using paints, dyes, embroidery and quilting. Then taking photographs of the final textile art composition to make modified layouts with digital design to create cloth stories.  This allows for my art imagery to be modified with Adobe Illustrator into patterned motifs for fabric yardage manufacturing.  The cloth I create is then made into apparel and accessories with pattern making and sewing construction. These designs are modern reinterpretations of Mayan women historical garment production made through form, shape and surface design subject matter. Imagery, color and construction techniques are inspired by the fibers, fabric and animal/plant symbolism used to make garments. Including the huipil, skirts, rain capes, dresses and neckerchiefs that Mayan women made from roots, stems and leaf fibers to weave the cloth.  The costume transformed their bodies into a carriage device for those natural elements that were sustainable agricultural.