SIA: Art of Independence

It’s time for another Style Imitating Art (SIA) challenge! It’s Erin’s turn to curate, and she chose a stunner, a glass beadwork art piece, “My Sea, My Sister, My Tears,” from the “Ubuhle Women: Beadwork and the Art of Independence” exhibit. Since the U.S. is celebrating Independence Day, Erin chose an artwork that also celebrated independence. These beadwork pieces are done by a community of women living and working together, and you can learn more about that by clicking here.

Here is a detail of the overall work, and click here to view the entire piece, which is beadwork done on black cloth.

Detail of glass beadwork art -- My Sea, My Sister, My Tears - 2011 - Ntombephi “Induna” Ntobela

Detail of glass beadwork art — My Sea, My Sister, My Tears – 2011 – Ntombephi “Induna” Ntobela

There is a lot of texture here with the glass beads, and different shapes and colors. I can’t wait to see what y’all come up with!

How do you participate in SIA challenges? Bloggers and non-bloggers are welcome to participate, and all you need to do is take a picture — selfies and flat lays also count — of an outfit inspired by this week’s artwork. Then send the pic to this week’s curator, Erin from Loop Looks, at looplooks@gmail by next Monday, July 11. She’ll post the round-up on her blog soon after.


3 thoughts on “SIA: Art of Independence

  1. Mike

    Gorgeous piece! Love the variety of textures and shades of blue. Can’t wait to try my hand at this one! Happy Independence Day to both you and Sam!

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