In my work as an artist and a designer I am focusing on female perspective and women power. I created this piece in 2016 and at the end of the year I had it finally 3D-printed. Lilith is a pendant that can be worn on the tip of your nose, like a portion of a Venetian Mask. It then becomes a party nose, with a playful twist... In fact the shape of this jewel recalls a phallus, ironically confering a woman`s face masculine qualities.
All this with charming references to baroque ornaments among the most unusual and refined. A detail oriented design enanches the vintage look of the 3D printed material and swarowsky gems make it precious.
Lilith, a pendant with a twist!
Asian girls look good on a Nose Jewel, too.
Posing as Marie Antoinette, 2017
Photo portrait of set prop, a Noe Jewel in gold leafed resin.
On set of Nose/Rose Dream, 2016
Rising Star - MockCovers
A collection of mock covers focused on the imagery created by Maracole with her Urban Circus, werable art that she interprets with whmsical and devilish transgression.
Maracole imagines to be a living DIVA in her simulacred world where she is featured on the covers of the most popular art and fashion magazines, and she becomes testimonial of the most covated haute couture brands.
If is it true that whatever one can imagine one can manifest in her reality, we will see Maracole soon rising as a shiny star in the real world.
Just a matter of time...
Mock Cover Time 2017
In her simulated glamorous artistic art scene, the diva Maracole really exists, and shines of her own light. If it sounds philosophically accurate saying that reality is just a dream, then the opposite can be true as well: dreams live in the real world.
Maracole's captivation for the genre "mockumentary" finds in this project the most compelling way to showcase a potpourri of diverse skills (sculptor, fashion designer, model and info designer).
At the same time Maracole dares to make a statement about the contemporary art scene: women can only shine when they are able to demolish the constructed male centered schemes, creating their own reality with feminine charm and daring transgression.
Avant Garde Millinery 2017/2018
Artist Residency 2017
Mara Colecchia | Artist in Residency | May 2017
Video taken at the Fish Factory on June 2017 as a result of my artist residency focused in the production of phallic shaped headpieces
Icelandic folk hats are so evocative and simple at the same time.
Everything started with this book about traditional fashion in Icelandic culture.
A traditional Icelandic female headpiece. It has a very interesting and quite phallic shape. I decided that this was the key inspiration point for my project.
References of headpieces from the artists of the Bauhaus. Performing arts are a fundamental iconographic source in my work with wearables and sculpture.
Sketches of my phallic headpiece
Work in progress
Building the structure of the hat
The making of the spheres, or balls, with felted stuffing and pins.
this hat is self standing and therefore is a wearable sculpture. I like the hjeratic simplicity of the shilouette. And the black outline reminds me of the American design of the 50ies, which I truly love.
Religious references in the shape and colors of this hat make it fun playing with the concept of a phallic hat that is also a religious outfit.
"People of influence" wearing my art
Artist Natalia Fabia is wearing the Pope Hat at the Corey Helford Gallery in DTLA
Artist Zoey Tailor is wearing the Pope Hat at the Corey Helford Gallery in DTLA
Another Icelandic ancient iconographic image depicting the female fashion. Note how this character looks like a circus clown! This image inspired the sketches that follow.