Els Mommers – Country – Architecture
For this challenge it was not hard to choose what to do. The only architecture on the San Blas islands are huts, made from bamboo sticks and palm leaves.
For the roofs of the huts I used dried palm leaves, that I treated with gel medium to protect them for insects.
The bamboo structure is made from raffia. All is machine stitched with monofilament thread. Background is hand painted and the Indian woman in the front is part of a copy of a painting that I made from one of my first pictures that I made from this Indians. Like in my landscape piece I used pumice gel for the sandy bottom that I covered with gel medium.
To the side I incorporated again an original mola piece. This time it is part of a panel with an abstract mola design that has been worn by an Indian woman. The sky is machine quilted, but the machine refused the sandy bottom, so I quilted it by hand.
Pictures of the whole process can be seen on my blog: http://kunamola.blogspot.com
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