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
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.